Shrimp & Crab Casserole Recipe
Shrimp & Crab Casserole Recipe
This is a quick and easy recipe that is truly delicious. The melt in your mouth flavors and different textures are comforting yet elegant. This is a great make-ahead dish, too. Just assemble, cover and refrigerate, than bake when ready
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 2 pkg (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
  • ¼ c butter, cubed
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1½ c 1-1/2 half-and-half cream
  • 1 tsp seafood seasoning
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1½ lb 1-1/2 uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 can (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 c shredded colby-monterey jack cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread rice into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large skillet, heat butter over mediumhigh heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in seafood seasoning, salt, pepper sauce and pepper. Fold in shrimp and crab. Spoon over rice. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, covered 40-45 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Let stand 5 minutes. To Make Ahead: Can be made a day in advance. Prepare recipe as directed, cooling sauce slightly before adding shrimp and crab. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed. Yield: 8 servings. Originally published as Shrimp & Crab Casserole in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p194


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