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Special Seafood Casserole

I first sampled this casserole at a baby shower and founds myself going back for more!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 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 ounces) crab
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, chopped and patted dry
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, saute scallops, onion and celery in butter until scallops are firm and opaque. Stir in flour until blended. Add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheddar cheese, sherry, salt and cayenne, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer the shrimp, crab, artichokes and water chestnuts. Top with sauce. Sprinkle with almonds and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 518 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 236mg cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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