Monday, April 27, 2009

His: Seafood "Salad"

While making some things to have in the fridge for throughout the week, I had to include Norris in the planning, obviously! We don't necessarily like the same things. We both like the main dishes, but I'll make more veggie based dishes for myself and more starchy based dishes for him for sides. I made this recipe from my All Recipes book for him a few times last summer and fall, and he was requesting this again this week. I call it his "salad" because I guess you call it a salad because everything's mixed together? Hey, it keeps us both eating more at home, and I like to make things that he likes, too!
see, look at all those colors you can get from using different kinds of cheese... :)
Crab Salad III

(there are probably a million out there, but this lady must have been the third to submit hers??)

3 cups cooked pasta
3/4 cup light mayo
1 T white vinegar
1 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t Splenda or other sweetener
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t dried dill weed
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
12 oz. imitation crabmeat (I used shrimp that I chopped up)
1 small green pepper, diced (this is where I really started to stray..didn't use!)
1 sweet onion, diced (yeah, didn't use that either)
1/2 c diced black olives (nope)
5 radishes, diced (definitely not)
1 tomato, seeded and diced (you guessed it..)
1/2 c diagonally sliced celery (if I would have included this, it would have sat in the fridge until I threw it away)
1/2 c shredded cheese (had to add this to make up for the veggies, of course! I used some mozzarella and some sharp cheddar)

In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, vinegar, lemon juice, Splenda, garlic powder, dill, basil, and oregano.
Add pasta to bowl and toss to coat. Add all the other ingredients, refrigerate, and serve cold.