Grandma Shirley’ s Seafood Casserole

Seafood Casserole

Seafood Casserole

Both the photos and the name of this dish are inadequate to communicate the exquisite flavor explosion that is this family dish. This is a dish my grandmother always made at holidays and family get together. She’s 91 and just made it for me when I made a brief visit last summer. It was gone before we left the next day.
Yesterday was thanksgiving day and I brought it to my in-law’s house for dinner. It was a huge hit. It was almost gone just minutes after I served it.

I have nicknamed it hundred dollar casserole as it is rich both in flavor and cost of ingredients.  It can certainly be made for a more reasonable price but I was shopping at a gourmet market in which everything is way overpriced. My grandma uses button mushrooms, little pink shrimp, small bay scallops and Swiss cheese. These are more cost effective options and will produce an equally delicious dish.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Here’s the recipe:

Grandma Shirley’s Seafood Casserole

1 lb Scallops (I used gorgeous big day boat scallops, cut up into 4 or 6 pieces each)
1 lb Crab Meat
1 lb Shrimp ( I used plump rock shrimp)
1 sm onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced and sauteed (I used criminis)
1 c Dry White Wine
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
1/3 cup flour
1/2 c butter
1 c cream
1/3 c Gruyere, grated
pepper
1 cup soft buttered breadcrumbs

mushrooms

Mushrooms

Chopped fresh parsley

Chopped fresh parsley

slice onion very thinly

Slice onion very thinly

Combine onion, parsley wine and salt in a pan and bring to a boil.

sautee mushrooms

Sautee mushrooms

Beautiful day boat

Beautiful day boat scallops

Chopped up

Chopped up

Onions and parsley

Onions, parsley and wine

Add scallops and shrimp, simmer for 5 minutes

Add scallops

Add scallops

rock shrimp

Rock shrimp

add shrimp

Add shrimp

Add mushrooms , 2 T butter and lemon juice.

add mushrooms and butter

Add mushrooms and butter

Simmer till butter is melted, strain and reserve liquid.

drain

Drain and measure liquid

Measure liquid; add enough stock or water to make 2 cups.

Melt butter and mix in flour

Melt butter and mix in flour

Melt remaining butter in pan, blend in flour.

Whisk in scallop liquid and cream

Whisk in scallop liquid and cream

Add scallop liquid and cream.

Whisk and cook till smooth

Whisk and cook till smooth

Cook and stir over low heat till thick and smooth.

Whisk and cook till smooth

Stir in cheese and pepper

Add cheese and pepper; stir till cheese melts.

Stir in mushrooms and seafood

Stir in mushrooms and seafood

Stir in mushrooms and seafood.

Turn itunto casserole

Turn itunto casserole

Turn into 2 QT casserole, top with breadcrumbs and brown under broiler.

top with breadcrumbs

Top with breadcrumbs

Watch it disappear

Watch it disappear

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