Monday, July 7, 2008

Seafood Pasta Salad

16 oz pasta, cooked and cooled
1 large bunch fresh broccoli, chopped
1 pkg cherry tomatoes, halved
16 oz. bottle Italian dressing
2 T mayo
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c lemon juice
2 T poppy seeds
2 lb shrimp, cooked
1/2 lb crab meat
(white fish imitation or lump)
Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over
pasta. shrimp and crab meat.
Mix all and chill 4-6 hours for flavors to blend.
Willow and I had this at a beautiful little restaurant
20 years ago this summer. We just loved it and
between the two of us, decided that we could
probably figure out the recipe.
After a little trial and error, this is it!
It's been a favorite of our family ever since.


  1. Oh, I know my man would love this! He came home with fresh peel-and-eat-'em shrimp over the weekend. Good recipe sleuthing. I'll give this one a try!

  2. MG ~ better than a portobello, huh!? ;)

  3. Bobbi ~ yes, do come on over! A little midnight snack sounds great!...and this makes a lot! :)

  4. Oh, Betsy..you need to compile a cookbook...Your recipes look so mouthwatering and sound amazing...We would love this salad!

  5. Rebecca ~ oh thank you...I do think you would love this if you are into cold seafood salads. It's easy, makes a lot, and is still good for a couple more days. We're having the leftovers tonight...so nice!

  6. Oh my Betsy...that looks delicious...My kind of thing for a nice luncheon...I'll have to give it a try....thanks for sharing ...

  7. This looks light and easy to prepare...perfect for summer. I think shrimp and pasta were made for each other...

  8. This looks delicious! I'll bet it tasted divine. You always have the best looking food!

  9. Ir looks and sounds delicious. I am giving this one a try.

  10. I have linked this recipe to my new recipe blogs and plan to try it soon!


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