Italian Seafood Salad
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Italian Seafood Salad

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  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    mussels, scrubbed and beard removed
  • 3/4  pound 
    octopus or squid, cut into rings or pieces
  • 3/4  pound 
    medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2  pound 
    cooked crab meat
  • 3   tablespoons 
    white wine vinegar
  • 3   
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1   
    garlic clove, pushed through a press
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground pepper
  • 8   
    lettuce leaves
  • 2   tablespoons 
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2  
    lemon, thinly sliced
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil over high heat in a large saucepot with a cover. Add mussels; cook 10 minutes. Remove mussels from their shells and transfer to a large bowl. Discard any unopened mussels.
Bring a quart of lightly salted water to a boil. Add octopus; cook 45 seconds, just until opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to bowl with shelled mussels.
Cook shrimp 2 to 3 minutes just until cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to bowl. Stir in crab.
Add oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper to seafood. Mix until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate 2 hours for flavors to develop.
To serve, place 2 lettuce leaves on each of the 4 plates. Mound seafood salad over lettuce; sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon slices.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 311, Fat, total (g) 12, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 42, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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