Mixed Seafood with Herb Caper Dressing


  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 ounces (1/4 pound) sea scallops
  • 4 ounces (1/4 pound) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 TBSP capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 TBSP Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon (2 TBSP)
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1TBSP chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh chives
  • 1 TBSP chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 pound crabmeat
  • Bibb lettuce


  1. Heat wine, bay leaves and seafood seasoning in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat until it comes to a boil. Add scallops and shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Strain cooking liquid and discard bay leaves. Allow seafood to cool.
  2. Combine capers, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, tarragon, chives, parsley and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add cooled cooking liquid and mix well.
  3. Toss seafood with dressing. Add crab meat and allow to marinate at least 2 hours before serving.
  4. Serve chilled on Bibb lettuce.

Yield: 4 servings