Baked Seafood Au Gratin

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 - onion, chopped
  • 1/2 - green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - Butter
  • 1/2 cup - All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 kilo - fresh Crab Meat
  • 4 cups - water
  • 1/4 kilo - Medium shrimp - Shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 kilo - Shelled fish and Pomfret fillets (in the ratio of 50:50)
  • 1-1/2 cups - Milk
  • 1/2 cup - shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp - distilled white Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp - Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1 pinch - Ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup - grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make Baked Seafood Au Gratin

  • In a heavy pan, saute the onion and the pepper in 1/4 cup of the butter or margarine. Cook until tender.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of the flour and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the crabmeat and stir well.
  • Lightly grease the baking dish.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large vessel, bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the shrimp, shellfish and pomfret.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid and set the seafood aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees Celsius).
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter over low heat.
  • Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  • Cook and stir constantly for 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the milk plus the 1 cup reserved cooking liquid.
  • Raise heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Stir in the shredded Cheddar cheese, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Add the cooked seafood and stir gently.
  • Spoon the seafood mixture over the crabmeat crust and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately.