January 2, 2011

Seafood salad stuffed tomatoes

Yum!!  My mom used to make this.  We'd eat it on the screened porch with our towels wrapped around us, still wet from being in the pool.  Mama would slice a tomato into wedges, fan it out in the shape of a bowl, and stuff it with seafood salad.  Squeeze a little lemon on top and put a few triscuits on the side, and we had a wonderful refreshing summer snack that I still crave whenever it's hot out, especially if I've been pool-side.

During this stage of my pregnancy, while I haven't had any specific cravings, and certainly no weird combinations, I have craved refreshing things.  Juice, clementines, grapefruits, anything refreshing.  Today I decided I would really love a seafood stuffed tomato.  My first in the winter, I'm sure.  I decided to make my own seafood salad this time just to spoil myself a little extra.  This was so easy, I highly recommend trying to make this yourself if seafood salad is something you enjoy.

Seafood Salad

1/2 c mayo (preferably dukes)
1 tsp skim milk
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/3 green pepper, finely chopped
8oz imitation crabmeat, flaked

In a bowl, mix together the first seven ingredients.  Add the celery, green pepper, crabmeat and combine.  Slice a tomato into thin wedges and serve with the seafood salad, a little extra lemon juice squeezed over your plate.  I like to alternate using the tomato as a "cracker" and putting the crabmeat on a triscuit.  This really hit the spot today.  :)

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