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Seafood Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad

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Seafood salad featuring succulent salmon, delectable imitation crab meat, and savory cheese, all coated in a velvety, creamy dressing, presents a harmonious medley of flavors and textures. Tender flakes of salmon and the sweet essence of imitation crab intertwine, creating a delightful seafood base that is further enriched by the creamy richness of the cheese. The luscious dressing, with its smooth and indulgent character, blankets the seafood medley, infusing every morsel with a delectable creaminess. This sumptuous seafood salad embodies the perfect balance of oceanic delights and creamy allure, making it a delectable treat that is both satisfying and unforgettable.

You Will Need

For The Dressing

3/4 Cup Real Mayonnaise

1/4 Cup Salad Dressing Mayonnaise

1 TBSP Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Sugar

1/2 TBSP Garlic Salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

For The Salmon

1 Salmon Fillet (diced after cooking)

2 TBSP  Butter

1 TBSP Lemon Juice (drop it right in your pan over fish)

1/4 tsp salt (divided)

1/4 tsp Pepper (divided)

For the Salad (Mixing it all together)

1 Cup Celery (sliced thin)

1/2 Pack Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)

1/2 Cup Cheese (plus some for top)

1/4 tsp Cilantro

2 Cups Garden Rotini Pasta

1/2 Package 16 oz Imitation Crab meat 

3 Cups Water

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olives, diced onions and dill relish


In a bowl mix together Real Mayonnaise, salad dressing, Soy Sauce, Sugar, ,Garlic Salt, and Black Pepper  (mix well)

Add pasta to your instant pot with water, place your lid on, make sure you are on sealing and not venting, press manual (or pressure cook) for 12 minutes with an instant release. 
Drain and let cool in refrigerator for 30 min. Set aside.

Seafood Salad Dressing
Rotini Pasta Salad

In a pan on your stove top add Butter, lemon juice and salt and pepper (1/4 tsp divided on both sides) In other words, 1/4 tsp pepper for both sides, so half of 1/4 per side) Make sure both sides are browned and cooled.

Seafood Salad with Salmon

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To your sauce, add celery thin, cherry tomatoes, crab, salmon mix well. Add pasta when completely cooled and mix well.

Mix in pasta and 1/2 cup of cheese, then sprinkle some cilantro (dry) on top and extra shredded cheese.

Seafood Salad with Imitation Crab
Seafood Pasta Salad

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How to store Seafood Salad

Place the seafood salad in an airtight container to prevent exposure to air, which can lead to spoilage. Store the container in the refrigerator at a temperature of 40°F (4°C) or below. Avoid leaving the salad at room temperature for an extended period. Consume the seafood salad within 2-3 days to ensure its freshness and quality. If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off odor or unusual texture, discard the salad immediately.

Seafood Salad Variations

  1. Shrimp and Avocado Salad: A refreshing combination of poached or grilled shrimp, ripe avocado chunks, cherry tomatoes, and mixed greens, all dressed with a zesty citrus vinaigrette.

  2. Tuna Nicoise Salad: Inspired by the classic French salad, it features seared or canned tuna, boiled eggs, green beans, olives, cherry tomatoes, and potatoes, drizzled with a tangy Dijon mustard dressing.

  3. Crab and Mango Salad: A tropical twist combining succulent crab meat, juicy diced mango, cucumber, red onion, and cilantro, dressed with a lime and chili dressing for a burst of flavor.

  4. Lobster Salad: An indulgent creation featuring chunks of tender lobster meat, mixed with crisp celery, sweet corn, and tossed in a creamy lemon-dill dressing.

  5. Mixed Seafood Salad: A medley of various seafood such as calamari, scallops, mussels, and shrimp, mixed with fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, and dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette.

  6. Smoked Salmon Salad: Thin slices of smoked salmon paired with arugula, capers, red onion, and a lemon-dill dressing, offering a delightful balance of smoky, briny, and tangy flavors.

  7. Asian-Style Seafood Salad: A fusion salad featuring a mix of seafood, such as shrimp, crab, and squid, combined with shredded cabbage, carrots, edamame, and tossed in a sesame-ginger dressing.

  8. Seafood Pasta Salad: A hearty and satisfying salad with cooked shrimp, imitation crab, pasta, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and a creamy pesto or garlic dressing.

Remember, these variations of Seafood Salad are just a starting point, and you can always get creative by adding your favorite ingredients or experimenting with different dressings to customize your seafood salad to perfection!

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