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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Recipe - Seafood Salad

Summer is here and the temperatures are finally feeling like summer. Time for cold salads and picnics and lots of chilling in front of the AC. Most of my favorite summer dishes are simple like this one:

Watermelon

Buy a big watermelon that sounds hollow when you thump it. Chop it up and serve it. Refrigerate it if you like it cold.

Or this one:

Berries

Buy some really nice looking berries. Wash them and serve them nice and cold.

My kids nibble of fresh fruits and veggies all summer. Most need nothing fancier than ranch dressing or maybe some snort (whipped topping in a can). I really don't cook that much in the summer. This salad was what we served for dinner tonight. Quick and easy and tasty.

Seafood Salad

1 12 oz package of Krab meat, or crab meat if you're rich or live on the coast
1/4 sweet onion, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped small
1/3 c. red bell pepper, chopped
2/3 c. mayonnaise
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1 t. paprika
salt to taste

Use a fork to break the krab meat into small pieces. Mix everything together. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve with crackers or rolls.