Feast of Seven Fishes Dish 1 Crab Casserole
It has been a few years since I have promoted the Feast of Seven Fishes. For those of you who have never heard of this, it is an Italian-American celebration on Christmas Eve. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing seafood recipes for preparation of Christmas.
1 pound white crabmeat, picked through for shells
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, in all
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 stick butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
Preheat oven to 350℉.
Rinse and light season crabmeat with salt, half the cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. Set aside. Melt butter in skillet, add the salt, cayenne, and garlic. Toss breadcrumbs in butter mixture, cooking over low heat until lightly browned. Stir in fresh herbs and set aside. Lightly butter a 1 1/2-quar casserole. Using half of each, layer crabmeat, green onions, and crumb mixture. Repeat layers until all mixtures are used. Breadcrumbs as a top layer will brown nicely. Gently pour half-and-half over top. Bake until golden brown, approximately 45 minutes.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!