I admit that I am ready for summer to be here. There is something about winter that just makes me want to hole up in my house and eat cake. But at the first sign of warmer weather and I’m dreaming of peaches, cold summer salads, bike rides, and eating alfresco. The fact that the temperature was up in the 70s in March didn’t help my itching for summer at all, in fact, it made it worse.
I also happened to take a trip to visit my parents, who have become snow-birds in recent years. My dad made a nice cold salad one night that had shrimp, imitation crab, red onion, and celery in it. It was fine. More to the point, it was lovely to have meals prepared for me so I was loathe to criticize, but, for me, it didn’t really hit the spot.
At the time I started tinkering with the recipe in my head and I came up with this. It was really good. And I mean really good. I may have eaten a bit more than I should have. That said, though, I feel the need to confess that I actually wanted to have calamari in it instead of the imitation crab, but I couldn’t find any at the grocery store. Next time I make this (and there will be a next time, probably soon) I think I’ll add in the calamari, prepped with the scallops. But this was the perfect teaser to get me ready for summer.