Summer is in the air. The grass is green, the birds are singing. There’s a fresh feeling in the air. I wanted to capture that with a wonderful Seafood Summer Salad recipe.



Mandarin Oranges
Chucks of Mango
Sliced Pear
Dried cranberry/almond slice mixture


Baby arugula/Spinach
Zima tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
1 sprig of mint
1 sprig of sage


½ pound of cleaned and deveined shrimp
½ pound of scallops
½ pound of calamari

Other Ingredients:

Olive oil
Pear Balsamic vinaigrette
Vegetable oil
2 eggs
Cracker meal
Vanilla extract
Parmesan cheese


  1. Marinate shrimp and scallops with 4 cloves of chopped garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper; refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Slice calamari into smaller pieces. Dip calamari into prepared egg wash (beaten eggs) then toss into mixture of breadcrumbs and cracker meal. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp and scallops from refrigerator. Place on an aluminum pan with Zima tomatoes and broil for 5 to 7 minutes. (Make sure the shrimp is completely pink)
  4. In a separate bowl or platter, add oranges, blueberries and mango to the baby arugula/spinach lettuce mixture-toss and set aside.
  5. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, add sliced pear, cranberry/almond slices, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle honey. Toss until warm add to salad.
  6. Remove shrimp, scallops, and Zima tomatoes from oven.
  7. Heat a pan with vegetable oil (approximately a 1/2 inch oil in medium pan enough to cover during frying process.) Once heated add calamari pieces until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove calamari from oil and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil and allow to cool.
  9. Add shrimp, scallops, and tomatoes to salad mixture.
  10. Top with calamari.
  11. Drizzle with a lemon, balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil. Top with some fresh grated Parmesan. Season with black pepper and a hint of salt.
  12. Enjoy!

Most of the products I used for this recipe are from the 365 Everyday Value® Whole Foods Brand. These products are available at most Whole Food Markets. To find a local Whole Foods near you please visit their website at:

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Chef Betances