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Seafood Manicotti with a Mediterranean Spinach Salad

Seafood Manicotti with a Mediterranean Spinach Salad
Yields
4 servings

Ease of Preparation: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes

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ingredients

Seafood Manicotti

8
oz 250 g Manicotti Noodles
1
tsp Olive Oil
Plastic Wrap
1 ½
Tbsp Butter
1 ½
Tbsp Olive Oil
2
Green Onions
½
lb(s) Scallops ( 225 gms)
3
Tbsp Flour
½
cup White Wine
½
cup 15% Cream
¾
cup 1% Milk
½
tsp Salt
½
lb(s) Shrimp, Cooked De-Veined no Tail (225 gms)
½
cup Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
1
cup Mushrooms (Optional)
½
tsp Italian Seasoning

Mediterranean Spinach Salad

1
Tbsp Olive Oil
1
Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
½
each Green and Red Pepper
Red Onion
2
Roma Tomatoes
½
English Cucumber
¾
cup Feta Cheese, Crumbled
2
Mandarins
12
oz (350 gms) Baby Spinach
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directions

Step 1

Take out equipment and ingredients.

Step 2

The night before: Fill a stove-top pot with water and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add manicotti pasta to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 4

When timer rings for pasta, drain pasta in a colander and rinse under cold water. Place pasta in a bowl.

Step 5

Drizzle with olive oil and mix gently to coat. Let cool. Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.

Step 6

When you get home for dinner: In a nonstick fry-pan melt butter and oil at med heat.

Step 7

Wash and chop green onion adding to hot butter as you cut. Add scallops. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

Step 8

Sprinkle with flour and stir. Add wine gradually, stirring until smooth.

Step 9

Add cream, milk and salt. Reduce heat to med-low, stirring occasionally.

Step 10

Add cooked shrimp and stir. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 11

Heat oven to 350º F. With a slotted spoon, scoop up a few Tbsp of solid seafood mixture and fill the center of each manicotti noodle.

Step 12

Place in oven proof baking pan as you stuff. Pour remaining seafood sauce over manicotti.

Step 13

Sprinkle grated cheese over top.

Step 14

For those who love mushrooms, slice and sprinkle over top. Bake in preheated oven. Set timer for 45 minutes.

Step 15

Combine Italian seasoning, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a measuring cup.

Step 16

Whisk and set aside.

Step 17

Slice peppers into chunks adding to a salad bowl as you cut.

Step 18

Slice onion into strips and tomatoes into chunks and add to bowl.

Step 19

Slice cucumber into chunks and add to bowl.

Step 20

Add feta cheese and mandarins.

Step 21

Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Step 22

Serve salad on a bed of baby spinach leaves.

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