Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Crabmeat Stuffing

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
25 mins

This dish is part of our family Christmas Eve celebration every year. I love baked stuffed shrimp, but so many restaurants here prepare their shrimp piled high with Ritz crackers drenched in butter. I think the crabmeat stuffing adds somethng a bit more special. Prep time includes the stuffing's cooling time.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line your baking dish with foil, and butter or spray with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Place the crabmeat in a large bowl and season with the Cajun Seasoning, Old Bay or salt and pepper, (your choice).
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. In your fry pan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the parsley and the garlic, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat and let cool.
  9. Add the cooled vegetables to the crabmeat and toss to combine.
  10. Add the mayonnaise, egg, lemon juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce and stir gently.
  11. Add 1 cup of cracker crumbs, salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently, being careful not to break up the crabmeat.
  12. Spoon the crabmeat stuffing evenly into each shrimp (about 2 Tbsp), and place, stuffed sides up, in your baking dish.
  13. Drizzle with the remaining melted butter.
  14. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.