Italian Seafood Salad

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  • Makes about 1⅓ cups , enough for


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

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Hot pepper vinaigrette is the ideal accent for this southern Italian seafood salad. When fresh crabmeat or shrimp are available, we like to to use them. Smoked trout is a rich and interesting alternative; just be sure to remove all of the bones.


  • ¾ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • ¾ cup Hot Pepper Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
  • 2


Toss the onions with ¼ cup of the vinaigrette and let marinate to soften them a bit.

Toss the watercress with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat and arrange in a bed on each of 2 salad plates. Top with the marinated onions. Toss the shellfish with most of the remaining vinaigrette and add to th