Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Special Seafood Casserole - Taste of Home

This was very good!!  

1/2 pound sea scallops
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 celery rib, finely chopped
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons sherry or apple juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (6 oz) crab meat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 can (14 oz) water packed artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, chopped and patted dry
1 can (8oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, saute the scallops, onion, and celery in butter. Stir in the flour until blended. Add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Reduce heat; add the cheddar cheese, sherry or juice, salt and cayenne, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat; set aside.

In a greased 11x7x2 baking dish, layer the shrimp, crab, artichokes and water chestnuts. Top with the sauce. Sprinkle with almonds and Parmesan cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

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