Creamy Seafood Casserole

Creamy Seafood Casserole
Hans Gissinger
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preparation
30
minutes
cooking
55
minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

3
tablespoons
plus 1/4 cup olive oil
1
large onion, chopped
1/2
pound
medium carrots (about 4), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2
pound
medium parsnips (about 4), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2
stalks celery, thinly sliced
kosher salt and black pepper
2
tablespoons
all-purpose flour
1/2
cup
dry white wine
1
cup
heavy cream
1/4
cup
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2
pounds
waxy potatoes, peeled and quartered
12
ounces
skinless tilapia fillets (about 3), cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
pound
peeled and deveined medium shrimp (about 18), tails removed
1/2
cup
coarse fresh bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, parsnips, celery, and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let darken). Add the wine and simmer until nearly evaporated.
  2. Add the cream, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in the parsley, and transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water, drain the potatoes, and return them to the pot. Add ¼ cup of the remaining oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ cup of the reserved cooking water and mash (adding more cooking water, if necessary) until smooth.
  4. Nestle the fish and shrimp in the vegetable mixture and top with the potato mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle over the potatoes. Place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Kate Merker and Sara Quessenberry
August 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 789
  • Fat 49 g
  • Sat Fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 210 mg
  • Sodium 560 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Carbohydrate 53 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Fiber 8 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 160 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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