Friday, February 24, 2012

Spicy Cajun Seafood Casserole

Here's a Cajun favorite that is perfect for the Lenten season and so easy for those busy days. The succulent shrimp, crawfish, and crab meat,  blends perfectly with the delectable, spicy cheese sauce,  and the rice adds a nice texture. It is a very versatile recipe and can also be made with a pound of just shrimp, crawfish, or crab meat,  or whatever you have available. It can be made in advance as it freezes well, and then thawed and popped into the oven when ready to serve. Cest bon, cher! Bon appetit!

1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup each, red and green bell pepper,chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced thin
2 tsp.'s garlic, minced
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1/2 stick butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 soup can half n' half or milk, plus a little more, if needed
1/2 lb. each, fresh shrimp, crawfish tails, and crab meat
1 tsp. or more Cajun seasoning
 Few shakes Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

Melt butter on medium heat, in large,  heavy skillet. Saute the first 5 ingredients in the butter , until soft. (about 10 minutes)  Add seafood, seasoning, parsley, and green onions, and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Add soups, half n' half, and Tabasco and mix well. Fold in the rice, mixing gently, but well. Transfer to a greased 13x9 inch baking dish and top with breadcrumbs and cheese Bake at 350 degrees, for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and browned. Sinfully delicious! Enjoy!

Serve with a big tossed salad, a glass of white wine, and my Cajun-Style French Bread.
 (click here for the recipe)

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Wishing ya'll a fun and fab weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Angie's Recipes said...

The casserole looks really comforting and tasty. Perfect for the weekend lunch.

Linda Starr said...

I love spicy food, this look delicious, isn't it getting close to Mardi Gras time?

Big Dude said...

I don't know which sounds better, the casserole or the bread, but together I can only imagine how good that meal would be.

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Karen Jones Gowen said...

Oh my, such Cajun comfort food! Now to check out the French bread.

Kat said...

I want it now!!! Your recipes are killer! Merci beaucoup to you too!

Drick said...

oh la la, this is divine... love the heat in this and would like all of the diversity of seafood shinning through... swell recipe Marguerite...

kitchen flavours said...

Your seafood casserole looks delicious! As usual, they leave me drooling....wishing I could have a taste! Have a lovely week!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You had me at jalapeno!

The Harried Cook said...

Spicy is the magic word! Love the jalapenos and this casserole looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Unknown said...

Saw your post on this weeks potluck at Ms. enPlace. Spicy - Cajun - Seafood -- three words that never fail to get my attention. Must try this!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Sounds heavy - and delicious.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yet another favourite fabulous feast for us. You'll make a cook out of me yet - eventually LOL

Six Sisters said...

Mmmmm, this looks great. We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for linking up! You are so right--perfect dish for Lent. Or any time!

Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful and flavorful casserole...delicious! And every time I see your Cajun style bread, I just want to jump through the screen and grab some :)

test it comm said...

This casserole is sounding really good!