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.  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

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

  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? 


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