Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 12 oz crab meat or 1 pkg imitation crab
- 1 lb octopus, boiled - or substitute boiled squid
- 1 1/2 lb shrimp, boiled and peeled
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 8 oz cocktail onions
- 1/2 medium yellow onion (optional)
- 8 oz gherkin pickles
- 8 oz green olives, stuffed with anchovies
- white vinegar
- extra virgin Spanish olive oil
- salt to taste
This Spanish seafood salad recipe makes 6 servings.
If you cannot purchase octopus that is already boiled, purchase the fresh octopus and boil between 30-60 minutes until tender. The cooking time depends on the size of the octopus. If you prefer, clean and boil squid in a pan for 5-10 minutes.
While octopus or squid is boiling, cook the shrimp. In a medium size sauce pan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the raw shrimp, shells on. Boil 3-5 minutes. Pour out water and immediately rinse in cold water. When shrimp has cooled, peel, rinse and drain. Place in bowl with octopus.
If using imitation crab meat, cut or flake into 1/2-inch pieces. If using crab meat, break into 1/2-inch pieces with a fork. Add to serving bowl.
Once the octopus or squid is cooked, cut it into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick. Place in a large serving bowl.
Rinse peppers and remove seeds. Cut the peppers into 1/2-inch square pieces. Chop onion. Cut pickles in half. Add peppers, onion and pickles, as well as drained cocktails onions and green olives to the serving bowl.
Add white vinegar and olive oil to taste, using approximately 1 part vinegar to two parts oil. Mix thoroughly. Add salt to taste.[blockquote shade=grur]Guide's Response to User Reviews
"Thank you for the detailed review of your preparation and for pointing out the omission in the ingredients. We've corrected the recipe." - Tony & Lisa Sierra, Guides to Spanish Food