Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have had this recipe for years, handwritten. No idea where it came from originally, but what a great dish that really will impress guests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split the raw shrimp lengthwise, so they can be opened flat, but do not cut all the way through.
  2. Spread the shrimp flat in a 9" X 13" baking dish and set aside.
  3. In medium skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter and then saute onion, celery and green pepper until onion is transparent.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add parsley.
  6. Toss this mixture with crabmeat.
  7. Add seasonings, breadcrumbs, egg and cream.
  8. Toss gently, but thoroughly.
  9. Mound crab mixture on shrimp.
  10. Melt 1/2 cup butter and add minced garlic. Pour over shrimp and crab mixture.
  11. Sprinkle top with paprika and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Made this for dinner a few nights ago. Very rich, very delicious! DH and I ate it all in one sitting, despite serving 4, it was that good. I'd definitely make this again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny October 25, 2008

I made this exactly as written, as well as making small changes to please my family's tastes. I use imitation crab, leave out the breadcrumbs and replaced them with a finely shredded cheese (monterey jack for me), and definitely some Old Bay to kick it up a notch. I have made this recipe four times now, twice with the shrimp and twice with scallops replacing the shrimp cause I didn't have any. My DS LOVES this dish with the scallops, and my fiancee' loves it with the shrimp! I love it either way! Very delicious, and it makes you feel like you are eating above your budget, but your not.

DNW7419 March 25, 2010

Delicious. A bit of Old Bay can be added with no loss.

deq July 22, 2007

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