Seafood pasta salad

There is nothing quite like a great seafood salad on a hot day and nowadays, with marinara mix being available at almost any supermarket, you can whip one together in a matter of minutes. This one takes 20 min utes or so from start to finish, perfect weekend food and if you are having guests… well what can I say, don’t spend too much time in the kitchen. (4 people)

What you need

375g shell pasta
Olive oil
500g frozen marinara mix, thawed
1 small onion finely chopped
Olive oil1 teaspoon crushed garlic

½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine or chicken stock
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup tomato sauce
A few drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
Palm of chopped fresh parsley

100g ripped rocket for a bed

The process

In a pan on a medium heat with the olive oil, cook the onion and garlic until soft, now add the marinara mix and stir slowly and gently to cook the seafood. Cooking the seafood should not take more than 5 or 6 minutes. Once cooked, place in a bowl and then into the fridge to cool.

While the seafood is cooling cook the pasta in plenty of salted water and then drain u8nder cold water.

Add the pasta to a large bowl, mix all of the dressing ingredients together and then add to the pasta along with the cooled seafood and toss gently to coat all of the seafood with the sauce.

Serve nice mounds on a bed of rocket.

You can use any leaves to bed it down with, iceberg lettuce shredded is really good and of course some ripe slices of avocado on the side are a real winner.

For those who like seafood pasta sauces, here is a shrimp pasta sauce.