|Seafood Pasta Salad|
Aren’t potlucks are a fantastic way to entertain.
Everyone pitches in and at the end of the day there's a bounty of beautiful dishes without the host feeling entirely overworked.
Being gluten free, I particularly love a potluck.
For me it is the perfect opportunity to bring a dish that I’m sure I can eat without the risk of becoming ill.
When choosing what I might bring to the party I like to carry along two dishes, a dessert and something savory. For the latter I lean towards something that can serve almost as an entire meal in itself. By doing this, even if no one else brings a gluten free dish, I know I can comfortably enjoy the gathering without starving.
This seafood pasta salad delivers in spades. The pasta covers the starch in my meal and since I don’t skimp on the seafood, the protein is covered too. Maybe someone will bring a crudité tray and my veggies requirement will be satisfied. Or maybe next time I can add a few more veggies right to the salad.
This dish was actually developed as part of a Youtube collaboration done with some other fantastic cooking shows. Each channel did a dish that would be perfect for Memorial day.
You can check out further details on their dishes at the end of the Youtube Video tutorial posted on this blog.
Seafood Pasta Salad
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
- 8 oz fusilli (I used a gluten free variety)
- 8 oz imitation crab (Trans Ocean brand is gluten free)
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp old bay
- 1 tssp olive oil
- 1 grated carrot
- 2 ribs diced celery
- 5 chopped scallions
- ¾ cup mayo
- 1 lemon (juice and zest)
- 1 tbsp diced hot cherry peppers
- salt & pepper to taste