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Seafood Pasta Salad With Basil Cream

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Category: Salads, Appetizers, Seafood, Pasta

 Ingredients List

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  • 1/2 lb Rotini or fettuccine,broken
  • 1/4 c Light olive oil
  • 2 tb White wine vinegar
  • 1 ts Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 Thin asparagus spears, cut
  • -in 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1 1/4 c Broccoli florets
  • 3 Scallions, minced
  • 1 c Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 c Tiny peas (fresh or frozen)
  • -or snow peas(blanched and
  • -halved)
  • 1 lb Bay scallops
  • 1 lb Large shrimps, cooked,
  • -shelled, and deveined


1/4 c Olive oil
1 tb White wine vinegar
1 tb Red wine vinegar
1 sm Clove garlic, minced
1 Scallion, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 c White wine vinegar
1 tb Dijon mustard
1/4 c Tightly packed fresh basil
(or 1-3 tbsp. dried)
1 Clove garlic
1/4 c Vegetable oil
2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c Whipping cream
1/2 c Sour cream

The pasta, vegetables and dressing can be prepared 1 to 2 days ahead and
kept in the refrigerator. The seafood should be prepared the day of

Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain. Toss with oil,
vinegars, salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Cook asparagus and broccoli until
tender-crisp. Drain and cool in running cold water; drain again. Combine
scallions with tomatoes. Steam fresh peas slightly or use defrosted,
uncooked frozen peas. Store each vegetable in separate containers in the
refrigerator. Several hours before serving, rinse scallops. Place in
saucepan and add water to just cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few
minutes until opaque and tender; drain. Combine marinade ingredients; toss
with scallops and shrimps. Refrigerate. For dressing, combine vinegar,
mustard, basil and garlic in food processor or blender. Mix until almost
smooth. Add oil gradually, then parsley, whipping cream and sour cream.
Blend until smooth. Refrigerate.

Thirty minutes before serving, stir dressing. Combine pasta, vegetables,
seafood and dressing; toss until coated.

Serves 6 generously *Chicken may be substituted for the seafood. Use 6 half
breasts of chicken (skinned, boned and cooked). Cut in bite-sized pieces.

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