Lobster rolls seem to just scream summer. And they scream it with lots of dollar signs.
So in an effort to have our summer and eat it too, I came up with this less costly alternative a seafood salad with a rich mayonnaise sauce spiked with tangy capers and crunchy celery and red pepper.
Some people may roll their eyes at the inclusion of imitation lobster. But while it wont fool anyone into thinking its the real thing when served on its own, it is totally respectable in a salad (not to mention cheaper and easier). Using real shrimp balances the salad out texturally, while smoked salmon lends a deliciously salty-savory flavor.