Seafood Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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All week I have enjoyed sharing recipes from one of our favorite cookbooks, Bay Tables and today's feature is about eating some of our gulf coast finest - like a nice bowl of shrimp and crabmeat mixed with bow tie pasta in a creamy homemade mayonnaise dressing.

This wonderful salad is great for springtime luncheons, lazy summer days and it is just good eating anytime of the year. From the cookbook by the Junior League of Mobile, this is just one of the many fine salads we enjoy along the bay. Enjoy!

Seafood Bow Tie Pasta Salad
6 servings

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Bay Tables: A Collection of Recipes from the Junior League of Mobile2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound bow tie pasta, cooked
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk or cream
1 pound peeled cooked shrimp
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat
1 cup Homemade Mayonnaise -below
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 teaspoon pepper or to taste
    Sauté the red pepper, green pepper, celery and garlic in the olive oil in a skillet until crisp tender. Add the pasta, milk, sautéed vegetables, shrimp and crabmeat in a large bowl and toss to mix well. Add 1 cup Homemade Mayonnaise and mix well. Season with salt and pepper

    Note: Mushrooms and onions can be sautéed with the vegetables. Salad can be sprinkled with shredded Parmesan and baked until slightly melted. Crumbled feta cheese and fresh snipped chives is also a good topper.

    Homemade Mayonnaise
    makes 2 cups
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 egg yolks or 1/4 cup egg substitute
    1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt pepper to taste
    2 teaspoons vinegar
    1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
      Process the lemon juice, egg yolks, mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar in a food processor until well blended. Add the vegetable oil in a fine stream, processing constantly. Process until the mixture is very thick.


      1. Prawns again....yeah :D Of course I will love this dish. Looks simple to make except for the mayonnaise :( But I should give a try. I like everything homemade. Hey, I finally made a beautiful dish with prawns, inspired from you...but with an Asian twist...spicy and delicious....mmmm. It's on my blog :D

      2. I just love bow ties and you had me at the crab meat oh my favorites in this one great recipe love it!!!

      3. Hi, This is my 1st time. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe, I will come back for more.

      4. This is wonderful dish. I love pasta and seafood. And they're perfect of summer here with your creamy sauce.

      5. Your recipes make my mouth water, and causes me to speak with a southern drawl. I can't wait to make this pasta salad.

      6. There is something about how seafood and bowtie pasta are just made for one another.
        Your scratch mayonnaise looks great too!

        Have a great weekend Drick!

        Bon appetite!

      7. Three of my favorites, crab, shrimp and pasta all in one dish. I'm going to have to give this one a try.

      8. Mm, that sounds SO good!! I wish it were spring ...


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