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Seafood Pasta Salad – Only three main ingredients!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by in rsg, seafood

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A seafood pasta with only three main ingredients sounds almost impossible, doesn’t it? This easy seafood meal was born out of necessity rather than a stroke of genius from my side, but it was delicious none the less!

I can never go wrong with seafood and pasta and my family, because it just happens to be their favorite kind of meals, but we were treated to such lovely  seafood whilst on holiday, that it would be a hard act to follow! We had  snoek, lobster and even “olly croc” was thrown in the mix and best of all, I did not have to cook it!

Seafood can be quick to prepare if you make something as simple as Fried Fish on Lemony Potato Salad, or it can be as time consuming ( but delicious) as  my Seafood Potjiekos!  Making a proper seafood salad however takes time! Making your  own mayonnaise, poaching the seafood, chopping, slicing and peeling those prawns are all time consuming tasks….. well no longer.  See, here in Nina’s Kitchen, it is easy cooking all the way! So if I can show you an easy seafood pasta salad with a little twist and tweak here and there, would you be impressed? Thought so, because the race against time has begun!


You see, if I had it my own way, I would gently ease into the new year and allow myself enough leisure to so that the return from our lovely holiday would not be such a shock to my system, but  heck no, we are back into buying stationery, organizing haircuts, covering books and yes….the dreaded Mom’s Taxi  duties! Yesterday was one of those days and the school year has not even started! I literally had minutes between drop-off and fetch from water polo to prepare a meal!


Seafood Pasta Salad

serves 6 people


500 g pasta shells – cooked to packet instructions

1 kg seafood mix

375 ml Steers 1000 Islands Salad Dressing

Additional flavors to add

2 tsp Tabasco sauce

zest and juice of 1 lime

about 1 T chopped mint


Place the seafood mix in a steamer or a pot with a little water and cook/steam until done. Steaming takes about 8-10 minutes and boiling about 5 minutes. Drain and cool off. Cook the pasta, drain and  add a little olive oil so that the shell do not stick to each other. Mix the Island Style Dressing with the other ingredients, taste and adjust accordingly. When the pasta and the seafood have cooled down, add the sauce and serve with lime wedges and a few micro greens!

Tomorrow morning just after the 9 o’clock news, I will be in my seat on RSG ready to share the recipe with you. I will also take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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13 Responses to “Seafood Pasta Salad – Only three main ingredients!”

  1. Zirkie 9 January 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Great recipe, Nins!! Especially for January when the budget is non-exsistent! 😉

    • nerinatimm 10 January 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Hello Zirks, ja die familie het dit geniet en omdat dit nogal ryk is, kom mens weg met klein porsies!!

  2. Linda 10 January 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Net die regte slaai vir die hitte!!!

    • nerinatimm 10 January 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Ja, alhoewel vandag lekker koeler dag is in CT! Dankie dat jy inluister!!

  3. Maryna 10 January 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Hi Nina,
    Another fabulous salad. However, both my daughter and I are allergic to any form of citrus and so many recipes use citrus as ingredient. Any suggestion as to an alternative that I can use?

    • nerinatimm 10 January 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Miskien kan jy die Indiese idee gebruik, met kerrie poeier en masalas….Ek kan my beswaarlik indink in die allergie, gebruik suurlemoen in alles!!

  4. Sheena 10 January 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I had my first taste after making this seafood pasta dish for dinner tonight and it is fabulous. I also had to use great willpower not to overdo the tasting, as I could almost not stop myself. Thanks Nina for yet another great dinner recipe. Keep going girl, you have not only your family who depends on you, but all the rest of us who love your way of cooking!

    • nerinatimm 10 January 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      This is amazing, my family loved it too!! Thank you for your kindness and support, much appreciated!!

  5. Willie du Plessis 11 January 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Nina soos al jou resepte dink ek die is een van die beste. Hou so aan Girl.

    • nerinatimm 15 January 2013 at 7:50 am #

      Ai, Willie dit is lekker om te hoor!! Baie dankie!

  6. Marie Crous 18 January 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Die resep het my baie beindruk, maar my hele gesin van 3 sit nie hulle monde daaraan nie. Ek was sommer vies vir hulle! Meer vir my!

  7. Carien 9 February 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    Do I have to defrost the seafood before I steam it

    • nerinatimm 26 February 2018 at 5:33 am #

      No, you don’t have to defrost the seafood first.

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