Shrimp and Crabmeat Seafood Casserole

Shrimp and Crabmeat Seafood Casserole
A creamy, quick, and easy seafood casserole is the perfect weeknight meal when you encounter good prices in the fish market. Just because it's made out of seafood doesn't mean it can't be budget-friendly. Shrimp, lobster, and crabmeat make the base of this delicious classic, but other sea offerings have a place in it if you want to swap out lobster for scallop pieces—better priced than whole scallops—or for firm white fish like haddock or halibut. Pick, choose, and make your own version with what you can get at your local market.
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 12 to 16 ounces shrimp, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 8 ounces cooked lobster meat
  • 4 ounces cooked crabmeat
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced chives
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine (or sherry)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Gather ingredients for seafood casserole
  3. Heat the oven to 350 F. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan or sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they are tender.
  4. Melt butter
  5. Use a small piece of the reserved butter to grease a 1½-quart casserole, then combine in it the shrimp, lobster, and crabmeat. Add the cooked mushrooms on top.
  6. Combine seafood
  7. Add the remaining butter to a saucepan and place it over medium-low heat; stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  8. Add remaining butter
  9. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir over low heat until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the salt, pepper, paprika, chives, parsley, and wine.
  10. Seasoning
  11. Gently pour the sauce into the seafood mixture and mix well. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
  12. Stir in cheese
  13. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  14. Bake casserole
  15. Turn on the broiler for a minute to achieve a brown and attractive top.
  16. Bake casserole
  17. Serve immediately and enjoy.
  18. Seafood casserole recipe