January 12, 2012

Seafood Bake

My family loves seafood, shrimp especially.  We keep a bag of uncooked frozen shrimp in the freezer at all times.  I love to steam them and sprinkle on a bit of Old Bay seasoning to enjoy on a Friday night with wine. YUM!

I had taken some out to thaw on Tuesday, along with a few pieces of  Rainbow Trout.  I put together this simple and flavorful recipe with a few things I had on hand; it was quick, easy and delicious!  If you LOVE seafood, you will adore this.

Ingredients:
Uncooked Shrimp and Fish, cut into bite sized pieces {any kind of fish would work for this!}
1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
1/4 Cup Chopped Red Pepper
1/2 Stick of Butter
1 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 Can of Golden Mushroom Soup
2 Tablespoon of Milk
1 Teaspoon of Seasoned Salt
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon of Dried Parsley
1 Teaspoon of Italian Herb Mix


{While you gather your ingredients, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.}

{Finely dice the onion and pepper until you have about a quarter cup of each.}


{Over medium high heat, start sauteing the onion and pepper in the butter.  I am seeing a pattern in my recipes: they all start with onion and red pepper, LOL!  The combination of the two creates a perfect seasoning base.  And I find that even if you don't like peppers, red ones are really mild and just meld with onion so well!} 


{Rinse your seafood in COLD water and pat dry.  Cut into bite sized pieces.  These shrimp were a pretty nice size so I cut them in half.}


{Put your fish and shrimp into a medium sized casserole dish.}


{By this time, your onion and pepper will be almost caramelized.}


{Add the breadcrumbs to the onions, pepper and butter.}


{Sprinkle in your seasonings and herbs.  Mix well to combine.  Reduce the heat and let this brown for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.}


{Add your can of soup to a saucepan and mix in half a can of water. }


{Mix well to combine and season well with salt and freshly cracked pepper.}


{Remove from the heat and add in the milk. Mix well.  Let this cool in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.}

{Once the soup mixture is cool, pour it in the casserole dish over the seafood.}


{The breadcrumbs should be nice and golden brown.  Be careful to keep them on a low burner, you don't want these to burn.}


{Sprinkle and cover the top of the seafood with the seasoned and buttery breadcrumb mixture.}
{Let this bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until it's bubbly hot and the shrimp/fish is cooked through.}



{Serve with your favorite sides; I served mine with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans. :)}
 
ENJOY!  :)

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