Seafood Casserole Recipe

Seafood Casserole
Seafood Casserole. Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
  • 36 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 21 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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A splash of sherry or white wine adds flavor to the seasoned white sauce for this easy seafood casserole. Shrimp, lobster, and crabmeat are the shellfish featured in this dish. Serve it with pasta or crusty rolls or garlic bread and a salad.

The casserole also makes a nice dish for a dinner party or brunch. Keep it warm on a warming tray or in a chafing dish.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 5  tablespoons butter, divided
  • 12 to 16 ounces cooked medium to large shrimp, cut up
  • 8 ounces lobster meat
  • 4 ounces crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons snipped chives
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine or sherry
  • Parmesan cheese, about 2 to 4 tablespoons

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4). 
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan or saute pan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they are tender.
  3. In a buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole, combine the seafood. Add the cooked mushrooms.
  4. Add the remaining  4 tablespoons of butter to the saucepan and place it over medium-low heat; stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the seasonings, herbs,  and wine.
  1. Gently stir sauce into seafood mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then broil for a minute to brown top. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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