Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

June 15, 2015 Leigh Powell Hines

Culinary postcard from Topsail Island, North Carolina

Topsail Island Summer Vacations

For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked meals simple enough to prepare in a vacation rental.

We always buy fresh shrimp fresh delivered to the market straight from the boat.

I take that shrimp and make a pasta salad recipe that my Dad gave me over 20 years ago.  This recipe is so simple, and it is a crowd favorite.

Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad

1 pound peeled shrimp, cooked and deveined
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
4 green onions
2 tomatoes
1 diced cucumber
1 ½ tsp of dried oregano
1 tsp pepper
8 ounces of angel hair pasta

Cook pasta.  Combine all ingredients.  Add to cooked pasta.  Mix well. Serve immediately.

Grover's  Feta and Shrimp Pasta Salad

Even though there are nine of us in the rental, we still set a formal table with cloth napkins.

I think Katja’s set of 4 napkin pick in the Skimbaco Shop is perfect to accompany beach side vacation meals or a cozy family dinner on a home-screened porch.

Plume napkins, set of 4

Be sure to follow @OutaboutNC and @HinesSightBlog on Instagram to learn more about North Carolina vacations.

Post by Leigh Hines

Leigh Hines, hotel and family travel expert | Skimbaco Lifestyle

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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