Throwback Thursday: Cajun Crab & Shrimp Casserole
Since I have returned to the U.S. I have been craving hearty, spicy meals. I immediately had to get Mexican food when I got to New York City and have been craving it constantly. Unfortunately the fact that I have gained over 5 pounds during my three weeks abroad means that I need to get going on a health kick for summer. Today I ran while watching the Food Network and drooling over comfort food. I feel like I am kind of doing the same thing here by posting a delicious hearty casserole recipe for you to drool over as well.
This seafood casserole has it all- spice, zest and creaminess- all packed into a one-dish meal. I love casseroles because they are so easy to make and include everything for your meal all in one. Enjoy!
Cajun Crab & Shrimp Casserole
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/2 pound chunk crabmeat
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of shrimp soup (cream of celery can be used as a substitute)
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 cups cooked long-grain rice
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- quartered lemon slices for garnish
- fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until tender (5-7 minutes).
- Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute.
- Add lemon juice and salt and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turn pink (about 1-2 minutes per side).
- Stir in soup, wine, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper.
- Add rice, tomatoes, and crab and mix until blended.
- Pour into a lightly greased 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350F until casserole is bubbly and cheese is lightly browned (15-20 minutes)
- Garnish with lemons and parsley and serve.