Jumbo Shells Seafood Fancies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by BlueHyacinth

This is a great chilled pasta salad. It's very simple to make, but looks so elegant. Great for a brunch or a luncheon.

Top Review by dawn2701

I found this recipe in the "Classic Appetizers Home Cooking" book. It's a nice summer salad, I used 16 oz of medium conchiglie shells and mixed as a salad rather than taking the extra time to stuff jumbo shells as appetizers. I may add a pinch of dill or garlic next time and the flavors come together a little more after leaving in the fridge overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add shells gradually to 6 quarts boiling salted water; cook until tender, yet firm.
  2. Drain; rinse with cold water, then drain again.
  3. Invert on paper towel-lined plate to cool.
  4. Combine crabmeat, shrimp, cheese, salad dressing, celery, onion and pimiento.
  5. If mixture seems too dry, add more salad dressing.
  6. Spoon mixture into cooled shells; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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