If you liked The Big Salad you will really enjoy this light summer meal that is perfect for either lunch or dinner.
These Seafood Salad-stuffed Tomatoes can be stuffed with any combination of seafood including tuna, flaked whitefish or chopped shellfish. The recipe I am sharing is for a crab and shrimp and the ingredients are similar to a crab cake, minus the bread crumbs. You can even top the stuffed tomatoes with a Remoulade sauce.
Seafood Salad-stuffed Tomatoes
1/4 pound cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped
1/4 pound jumbo lump crab meat
4 large tomatoes, cored and seeded
1/4 – 1/3 cup mayonaise (depending on desired consistency)
2 Tbsp red pepper, finely chopped
2 Tbsp celery, finely chopped
2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp green onions, green parts only, finely chopped
1 medium avocado, pitted and sliced 1/4″ thick
Freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine the seafood and season with salt and pepper. Add mayonnaise, red pepper, celery, and red onion and gently fold with the seafood. Re-season to taste.
Spoon equal amounts of the seafood salad into the cored tomatoes allowing remaining amount to sit atop each tomato. Garnish the green onions and serve immediately with Remoulade sauce on the side.
Makes about 2 cups
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Creole or whole-grained mustard
2 Tbsp ketchup
½ cup finely chopped green onions (green part only)
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 Tbsp finely chopped celery
1 ½ tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, letchup, green onions, parsley, celery, garlic, paprika, and hot sauce. Mix well, then season with salt and pepper.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Best when used within 24 hours.