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Maggie Monday: Scallops and Shrimp Casserole

I cannot wait to try the recipe below. I love shrimp and scallops and am currently on a casserole kick. Take a look…

Growing up in Ohio, we didn’t eat much seafood other than the occasional fried perch or mackerel that dad brought back from the occasional Lake Erie fishing trip.

Once I moved to Virginia, I began to sample and cook with a lot more seafood. It is great living in a coastal state!

#1 son has a taste for seafood. Who am I kidding? He has a taste for all food. In massive quantities. I was rather sorry that I made this dish, as he wanted it on a weekly basis. Even in a coastal state, scallops are expensive! The good thing is that there are never any leftovers when he is around!

This casserole is a nice change from my usual simple grilled, sautéed or broiled scallops. The white wine sauce is smooth and creamy, and the parmesan cheese adds a nice finish. This dish is always impressive for guests when made in individual casseroles.

Seafood Casserole

What you need:

6 oz uncooked spaghetti, broken

1/2 lb fresh scallops, cut in half or quarters if large

½ lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined. Smaller ones are best.

6 Tbs butter

4 Tbs flour, divided

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 cups half and half cream

4 Tbs white wine or sherry

½ cup sliced button mushrooms

1 cup frozen peas

8 Tbs parmesan cheese, divided

What you do:

Cook spaghetti per directions on package. Drain and rinse with hot water.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a 2 quart casserole dish, or 4 individual 2 cup ramekins. Thoroughly rinse scallops and shrimp in cold water, drain, and cut scallops to desired size. I like a bite sized piece. Melt 3 tbs of butter in a saute pan. Add seafood and mushrooms and saute over medium high heat. Cook 6-8 minutes, or until scallops are opaque. Remove from pan and set aside. In same pan, melt remaining butter. Add flour, salt and pepper and blend well. Add half and half all at once. Cook until mixture thickens. This should take about 5 minutes. Stir constantly with a whisk. Add 4 T of parmesan cheese. Add scallops and mushrooms back to the pan. Add wine and peas. Continue stirring until heated through. Place spaghetti into saucepan with seafood mixture, and stir it all together until well mixed. Place it all in the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until light brown and bubbly around the edges.

Serve with a fresh salad and good crusty bread.

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Categories: Baking, Guest-Maggie, Main Dish 2, Pasta, Recipes, Seafood, vegetable3, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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19 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Scallops and Shrimp Casserole”

  1. October 15, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    This really does sound good and I’ve been looking for a casserole to make for the hubby….this may be it!

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  2. October 15, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    This looks delicious…I am ready to give that one a try.

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  3. October 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    That looks fantastic! Scallops and shrimp are two of my favorite things to eat. I’ve never thought of including them in a casserole before.

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  4. October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Scallops in a casserole, this sounds like good autumn comfort food. I will add this to my play list – Thank You

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  5. October 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I love scallops. This sounds amazing. I think I want to have it soon.

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  6. October 16, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Sounds delicious! 🙂

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  7. October 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow, sounds delish! I love seafood, definitely making this one

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  8. December 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    oh my goodness this looks so good!

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  9. April 1, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    That looks so good! And perfect to add a little luxury to a weeknight meal 🙂

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  10. August 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Looks delicious!! I will definitely give this recipe a try 🙂

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  11. August 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Sounds like a great recipe to try for our dinner cruises. Might use king crab instead of shrimp…

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  12. February 20, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    Thank you for liking my Scottish trifle. I love scallops but have never tried them in a casserole. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

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  13. June 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    My kind of supper !

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  14. Nancy
    November 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    I made this dish, not a fan of peas, I added green onions and fresh parsley. I used a lot of cheese, was delicious.

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  15. Myrna D
    November 20, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    sounds so good. Do you think I could add a full pound of shrimp?

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