Friday, March 11, 2016

Baked Seafood Casserole

Baked Seafood Casserole
with Scallops, Shrimp & Haddock

Baked Seafood Casserole!  Oh, yum!  For many years whenever this entree was on the menu at a seafood restaurant I thought well, maybe, mmm, but not today.  I'd order the Broiled Seafood Platter.  Well, that changed a couple of years ago.  We were at the Rock Harbor Grill at the Cape (Cape Cod, MA).  The restaurant was totally packed with couples & families on a September weekday evening.  Everyone was chatting & enjoying their dinners.  Once again one choice on the menu was Seafood Casserole.  I took the plunge & decided to try it.  Let me tell you- it was so yummy!  From that day on I bake Seafood Casseroles at home!  No need to enjoy this delicious entree only at a restaurant.  Why did it take me so long to taste it???
   
The first time I was thinking about baking this, I realized that the much needed individual baking dishes were not in my cabinet!  It was time to get 4 pieces of colorful FiestawareIt's been on my wish list.  I needed individual casserole dishes, so the time had come to purchase some.  They sure work well when baking a Seafood Casserole!    

After looking at so many recipes for this yummy dish, I decided to include 3 types of seafood that are easily available to me.  Uncooked Shrimp is always in my freezer & only needed to be defrosted (the  microwave works here).  Scallops & a piece of Haddock can be purchased quickly.

A Baked Seafood Casserole is so easy to make!  The seafood is placed in the bottom of buttered individual serving/ baking dishes.  Add a little shredded Cheese.  Crush hint of salt Ritz Crackers & combine with Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder & melted Butter to sprinkle on top.  Bake in the oven for 45 minutes & the yummy Seafood Casserole is ready.  How easy can this be?  Absolutely delicious, too!

Tender Baked Seafood
under the Bubbly Topping

Baked Seafood Casserole
     2 servings

Oven Temperature:  350°F            Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients:
6 small Scallops
8 medium uncooked Shrimp, peeled & deveined
about 2/3 lbs. Haddock fillet
3-4 ounces shredded Cheese (Mozzarella or Cheddar Combo)
15 with a hint of salt Ritz Crackers, crushed
3 Tablespoons melted Butter/ Margarine
1/3 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Method: 
  1. Butter individual baking dishes.
  2. Remove shells from Shrimp, devein.
  3. Cut Haddock Fillet in half.
  4. Rinse seafood under cool running water, drain.
  5. Place Scallops & Shrimp in baking dishes.
  6. Place Haddock on top, folding narrow ends under.
  7. Cover with shredded Cheese.
  8. In a small bowl combine crushed Ritz Crackers & Garlic Powder.
  9. Add Worcestershire Sauce & melted Butter/ Margarine, combine all.
  10. Spread half of Topping Mixture on seafood in each baking dish.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 45 Minutes.
***I placed the individual baking dishes on a cookie pan before baking.  It prevented any possible spills when taking out of my oven.  :)

We enjoyed this Seafood Casserole at dinner, again tonight.  Working quickly, it took about 30 Minutes to prepare before baking.  This is one great entree!  Don't wait to order it at a restaurant!  It's that good!  Served with Rice & a veggie, yum! 

Have you baked a Seafood Casserole? 

Enjoy!
Yummy!
           

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