I love penguins just about as much as I love cooking. One of friends informed that today is recognized as World Penguin Day. Adelie penguins of Ross Island begin a northward migration on or around April 25. So in honor of my favorite little creatures, tonights menu will be seafood inspired. Tonight I made Crab and Seafood Stuffed Shells. This is the menu as I found it:
1 (12 oz.) box jumbo pasta shells
1 (6 oz.) can crabmeat, drained
1 (6.5 oz.) can small shrimp, drained
3 tsp. minced celery
1 T. minced onion
1 C. creamy salad dressing
1 C. shredded Swiss cheese
1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, stir in the pasta shells. Cook until al dente. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water.
2. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the remaining ingredients.
3. Stuff each shell with some of the seafood mixture, and place into a serving dish. Keep refrigerated until read to serve.
Following this recipe the shells would be served cold. I decided I wanted to serve these warm, so I tweaked the recipe. This is something I do a lot to make a recipe fit the ingredients I have and so it also contains ingredients I like. The following is the recipe as I made it: