Saturday, July 9, 2011

Seafood Pasta Salad

Friday night I had this recipe just appear in my brain, so I went for it and it was good! I made it with salmon for a baby shower on Saturday and with imitation crab and salad shrimp for a party on Sunday. The crab and shrimp was definitely the best, but both were good.

Seafood Pasta Salad

1 lb medium shell or rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions, drained and cooled

2 cans salmon (I used the good quality stuff from Costco and they are good sized cans), drained
1lb imitation crab, broken up and
1/2 to 1lb salad shrimp

3 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 to 3 cups fresh sweet peas, destring and cut in half
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
3/4 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise 
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup fresh parmesan

Mix all together and adjust the liquids and/or seasonings if needed. If the taste is right but it's just too thick, add some milk. The seafood and pasta will absorb a lot of the moisture, so if you are letting it chill overnight you may need to add more mayo and ranch prior to serving it. Serve chilled.
This is also yummy in the Parmesan Baskets.
(c) Diana Frazier 2011

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