Check out these shellfish recipes for parties or groups. Included are Seafood Casserole, Guilty Shrimp with Wild Rice, and Cheesy Shrimp and Clam Casserole.

Seafood Casserole

1 lb shrimp, cooked
1 can minced clams
½ lb crab meat
½ onion, diced
½ cup diced celery
1 green pepper, diced
1 cup mushrooms
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup sour cream
½ cup ranch dressing
2 ½ tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup bread crumbs
olive oil

Sauté onion, green pepper, and celery in olive oil. Add remaining ingredients except bread crumbs and butter. Mix butter and bread crumbs and pour over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 350 minutes. Can top with Parmesan cheese if you wish. Serves 8.

Guilty Shrimp with Wild Rice

2 lbs cooked shrimp
½ cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup sliced onions
½ cup sliced bell pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 drops Tabasco sauce
½ teaspoon pepper
4 cups cooked wild rice
1 cup butter

 

Melt 1 cup butter, add flour and stir it in. Add broth gradually, stirring constantly, and cook until smooth. Add pepper. Sauté onion, bell pepper and mushrooms in remaining butter and drain. Combine white sauce, sautéed vegetables and remaining ingredients. Spoon into a large casserole dish. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Serves 10.

Cheesy Shrimp and Clam Casserole

1 lb uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 can minced clams, undrained
4 slices bacon, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup rice
1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes
1 cup water
1 bay leaf
1 1⁄2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in frying pan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Add onion and rice to bacon fat in pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, and bay leaf to casserole dish. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove and add bacon and shrimp and clams to casserole dish and mix well. Cover and bake 6 minutes. Remove and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted (about five minutes) and serve. Serves 6.

For more fish and seafood recipes see my blog A Dash Of Salty