Posts tagged: seafood recipes

Shrimp & Crab Cast Iron Pizza

Shrimp and crab cast iron pizza is a perfect comfort food for the weekend. This recipe is quick and easy to make with ingredients easily found in your kitchen. You can add more seafood you like – crab meat, claw meat, or lobster meat. Make it cheesier by filling it with your favorite cheeses. This recipe will use mozzarella, parmesan and Italian cheese blend.

Ingredients:

Crust

• 1 pre-made pizza dough crust
• 3 tbsp melted butter
• 1 tbsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
• 1 tbsp adobo seasoning (optional)

Sauce

• 1.5 cups heavy cream
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
• 1 tsp cajun seasoning
• 1 tsp Italian seasoning
• 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese (grated)

Other Ingredients

• 1.5 cups medium shrimps (peeled and deveined)
• cajun seasoning to taste
• 2 cups mozzarella cheese (grated)
• 1-2 cups Italian cheese blend
• some chopped green onions (optional)
• some crab meat or claw meat (optional)
• old bay seasoning to taste

Instructions:

Crust

Prepare a 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
Spread the pizza dough crust on the skillet.
Brush the crust with melted butter.
Sprinkle garlic powder, Italian seasoning and adobo seasoning.
Place it inside the oven.
Let it bake for 5-6 minutes at 475 – 500 F.
Once done, keep it inside the oven until the sauce is ready.

Sauce

Set a large pan over medium-high heat.
Add heavy cream and let it boil for 2 minutes.
Stir and continue to cook until thick.
Reduce to medium-low heat.
Add lemon juice.
Season with chicken bouillon powder, cajun seasoning and Italian seasoning.
Stir to mix well.
Add grated parmesan cheese.
Stir until cheese melts.
Remove from the heat.
Set aside.

Quickly season shrimps with cajun seasoning.
Set aside.

Get the pre-baked pizza crust from the oven.
Spread sauce over the crust.
Sprinkle some chopped green onions.
Add some crab meat or claw meat or both.
Sprinkle some grated mozzarella cheese.
Add seasoned shrimps on top, followed by an Italian cheese blend.
Season with old bay seasoning to taste.
Place it inside the preheated oven of 475-500 F.
Bake it for 10-15 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Slice for servings.
Enjoy!

Shrimp & Crab Cast Iron Pizza
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPiWahl1Gdw

The Best Seafood Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is a popular Italian dish consisting of layers of pasta, ground meat and cheese. In this recipe, the traditional pasta dish is given a twist by adding seafood into the mixture instead of ground beef and tomato sauce. Add flavor to the seafood with liquid crab oil and creole seasoning. Add more cheese for a creamier and cheesier seafood lasagna. This recipe takes about 80 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 1 lb medium uncooked shrimps (peeled, deveined and sliced)
• 1 lb crawfish tails
• 16 oz lump crabmeat
• 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
• 1 tbsp liquid crab oil
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 cups fresh spinach
• 1 lb lasagna sheets
• 1 cup Fontina cheese (shredded)
• 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Filling:

• 8 oz garlic and herb cream cheese
• 1 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
• 8 oz sour cream
• 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)

Sauce:

• 5 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup chicken stock
• 2.5 cups half and half
• Creole seasoning to taste
• cracked black pepper to taste
• 1 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)

Instructions:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add sliced uncooked shrimps, crawfish tails and lump crabmeat.
Season with Creole seasoning and drizzle with liquid crab oil.
Stir to combine.
Set aside.

Cook lasagna sheets according to package instructions.
Once done, set aside.

Filling:

Prepare another mixing bowl.
Add garlic and herb cream cheese and sour cream.
Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

Set a skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil and heat it.
Add spinach and cook until wilted.
Once wilted, remove from the skillet and transfer to a plate.
Set aside.

Sauce:

In the same skillet, add butter and let it melt.
Once melted, add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
Gradually add all-purpose flour while stirring to combine.
Next, pour the chicken stock while stirring the mixture in the skillet.
Continue to stir while pouring half and half.
Whisk until there are no lumps in the mixture.
Let it cook until thick.
Once thick, season with Creole seasoning and cracked black pepper to taste.
Stir to combine.
Add shredded parmesan cheese.
Stir until cheese melts.
Once it melts, switch off the heat.

Assembly:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

There will be three layers in the baking dish.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Add a layer of lasagna sheets on top.
Add the filling on top and spread to distribute evenly.
Add the seafood, followed by the spinach.
Top it off with shredded Fontina and Mozzarella cheese.
Spread another layer of sauce on top of the cheese.
Do two more layers.
The final layer should be shredded cheese.
Place inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 35-45 minutes.
Once done, broil for 5 minutes.
Once the top is golden brown, remove it from the oven.
Let it cool for 15-20 minutes.
Slice for servings.
Enjoy!

The Best Seafood Lasagna Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZCsJTDDf3s

How To Make Easy Seafood Rice

This easy homemade seafood rice is a delicious and savory dish for a family weekend dinner. Combine your favorite seafood with rice and mixed veggies. Add more taste with the perfect mix of seasonings. This recipe takes about 30-40 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 1/4 lb shrimps (peeled and deveined)
• some crawfish tails (according to your desired amount)
• some crabmeat (according to your desired amount)
• some scallops (according to your desired amount)
• 1.5 cups Jasmin rice (uncooked)
• 1/4 cup celery stalks (chopped)
• 3 tbsp cooking oil
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1/2 cup mixed bell peppers and onions (diced)
• 2 tbsp garlic paste
• 1 cup white wine
• 3 cups beef stock
• 2 bay leaves
• fresh lemon juice (optional)
• chopped scallions (optional for garnishing)

Seasoning Mix:

• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp paprika
• 1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
• 2 tbsp old bay seasoning
• 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
• 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions:

Mix all seasoning mix ingredients in a bowl.
Set aside.

Set a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add cooking oil and heat it.
Add butter and melt it.
Once melted, add chopped celery and mixed diced bell peppers and onions.
Reduce to medium heat.
Stir and saute for 5-6 minutes until caramelized.
Add garlic paste and stir to combine.
Add seasoning mix.
Stir and cook to combine.
If the butter has dried up, then add more butter to cook the rice.
Add uncooked Jasmin rice.
Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes to combine well.
Pour white wine, followed by the beef stock.
Stir and cook.
Add all the seafood except the shrimps.
Stir and cover the skillet.
Let it cook for 12-14 minutes.
Once rice cooks, add the shrimps and bay leaves in the skillet.
Put on the lid back and cook for 4-6 minutes or until shrimp cooks.
Once done, switch off the heat and remove the bay leaves.
Drizzle with fresh lemon juice.
Garnish with chopped scallions.
Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Easy Seafood Rice
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EwexlNO_sA