The Mediterranean seafood salad is a typical southern seafood salad with all the Mediterranean flavors and aromas.
I love preparing this salad because it can often be served as a delicious and refined appetizer, as a complete main course, or as a quick lunch ready in the fridge at any time.
Especially during summer and turning on the oven and the stove will become more and more tiring, with this salad that you can prepare in the evening when it is cooler and enjoy it for lunch I’m sure you will prepare it several times.
This Seafood Salad with Potatoes is also great because it tastes like spring onion, oregano, good olive oil, and is marinated especially with lemons. It is often thought that seafood salad is a heavy dish but not prepared at home. It becomes light and delicate to taste.
Potato Salad Benefits
The main ingredient for preparing potato salad is potatoes, which contain many health benefits for the rest of the body, which we present as follows:-
Potatoes contain many nutrients useful for building bones and increasing their resistance to diseases such as osteoporosis, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron.
Potatoes contain a high percentage of fiber and vitamins such as vitamin B6 and vitamin C, which work to reduce cholesterol in the blood.
Potatoes contain potassium, which dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow in the body, and calcium and magnesium, and these elements contribute to lowering blood pressure.
Potatoes contain choline, and its function contributes to organ activity, learning, mood, and maintenance of lining tissues of cell membranes. A large potato contains 57 mg of choline.
Potatoes include folic acid and its function in the body, repairing DNA and preventing the formation of abnormal cells, which leads to the prevention of many types of cancer.
With their fiber content, potatoes help regulate the digestive process in the intestines and the density of stool volume, and in turn, treat and prevent constipation.
The fiber in potatoes helps you feel full and does not need to consume large quantities of food. It is ideal for including in your menu if you follow a specific weight loss regime such as diet.
Due to vitamin B6 in potatoes, which plays a role in increasing the body’s activity and energy, it converts proteins and carbohydrates into blood glucose and amino acids. Also, it contains alpha-lipoic acid, which works to burn glucose and convert it into energy within the body.
Potatoes contain the most important vitamins necessary for the skin to be fresh and healthy, such as vitamin C and (C), where vitamin C prevents the breaking of collagen bonds in the skin and its cohesion, and the benefits of vitamin C in moisturizing and skin elasticity.
Vitamin C in potatoes increases the immune system’s resistance to diseases, such as colds and flu.
Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which make them extremely healthy.
Studies have linked potato consumption to various impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced risk of heart disease, and improved immunity.
It may also improve digestive health and fight signs of aging. Potatoes are also satiating, which means they may help you lose weight by reducing hunger.
In general, potatoes are a great addition to your diet. It’s also gluten-free, which means everyone can eat it.
The Mediterranean Seafood Salad with Potatoes
Seafood salad is a combination of mussels, shrimp, clams, all tossed in a dressing that's made with extra virgin olive oil and wine. While wine and seafood might sound like an odd pairing, it's actually a lot like a classic tuna salad.
First, you need to wash and clean the fish well, then first wash the clams , then wash the mussels, scrape them well with a new steel wool and remove the filaments that come out of the valves (byssus).
Drain the clams and put them in a saucepan with 1 peeled garlic clove (I also like squeezed with a garlic squeezer), and the parsley stalks, cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until they open. Drain them, strain the cooking liquid and set aside. Now proceed with the mussels by making them open in the same way, also filter the cooking liquid here and add them to the clams.
Peel and boil the potatoes in abundant salted water for 30-40 minutes, once cooked, drain and let them cool, once cold cut them into chunks.
Now clean the squid, separating the tufts from the bags and cook both in boiling salted water for 40 minutes. Drain, cut the bags into rings (I love to cut them into small pieces), and add everything to the clams and mussels that you have previously set aside.
Bring 1 l of water to a boil with 1 dl of wine, add the peeled shrimp and deprived of the black fillet on the back. Cook them for a couple of minutes, and finally add them to the other seafood.
Finally, heat about 300 ml of the cooking liquid from the mussels and clams over high heat.
Add 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 lemon juice, oregano, squeezed garlic, finely chopped spring onion and freshly ground pepper if possible, emulsify everything with a whisk. Now pour the salmoriglio (the sauce) obtained on the Mediterranean seafood salad and the potatoes cut into small pieces, turn everything well in order to mix and distribute the ingredients well.