Food Tripping Along The Amalfi Coast
Seafood Salad- Insalata di Mare
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Shrimp, cleaned & shelled
Fresh Parsley, chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of 1 large lemon, to taste
Garlic, remove peal, whole
Red pepper, whole
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add a splash of white vinegar, a generous pinch of salt and fresh parsley. When boiling rapidly, add the octopus and boil for about 10 minutes. Next, add calamari (since they cook in less time) and boil together for about another 10-15 minutes until tender. Test with a knife, if the octopus cuts easily, it is ready. Add the shrimp and cook for just about 30 seconds-1 minute, then drain water, and put octopus, calamari and shrimp in a bowl.
Allow to cool a moment then cut octopus and calamari into rings and small pieces using kitchen scissors.
Season with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh lemon juice, a whole clove of garlic, a whole red pepper and fresh parsley. Mix well and taste for seasoning; add salt as desired. Insalata di mare can be served warm or cool on a bed of fresh arugula.