Maine Seafood Stuffing

"Emeril did some Thanksgiving stuffing recipes on Good Morning America, and this was one of the Top 5, that was submitted by Linda Hoglund from Franklin, ME. Linda says "It's a Maine seafood stuffing -- the best you've ever had! I grew up on the coast of Maine where seafood is plentiful. My husband, a lobster fisherman and scallop diver, came up with this some years ago. It's now a big favorite of ours, and we're glad to share with you. This stuffing can also be used to stuff clams, on top of crab cakes or on a pork chop -- it's all wicked good! We serve ours with a White Cream Sauce on top of the stuffing." This would be great to put over fish and baked too! I'm thinking flounder, filet of sole, and any other white fish. Times are only approximate. You can also substitute with lobster. You can make this in a 9x9" baking dish as well, and serve it with the White Cream Sauce on top. Cooking time does not include time cooked inside the bird."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook seafood in 1 cup boiling salted water. Cook until 3/4 done. Strain seafood out of water.
  • Add bread crumbs and Ritz crackers, and cover until liquid is absorbed.
  • In another skillet, caramelize peppers, celery and onion, then add to bread-Ritz mixture.
  • Add the eggs and melted butter.
  • Stir in seafood and 1/4 cup sherry or white wine. Cover, and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Now you're ready to stuff your turkey the Down East way.

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  1. Ann A.
    I hate to ask this but, can someone tell me about how many ritz crackers were used.
     
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Reviews

  1. mainlychef
    it's whicked good!!!!
     
  2. donna.marchette
    Born and raised in Maine so I don't have to make this to rate it as outstanding. Wicked good doesn't even begin to do it justice. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. thndrholow
    I have never liked stuffing and have been looking for a good recipe that I will eat. This was the best I have ever had. I will make this ever year. We vacationed in Maine this past summer so this recipe brings me back to when we were in Maine.
     
  4. Ann A.
    This recipe is a keeper. It was enjoyed by the entire family. I made some changes only because of individual preferences. I used one sleeve of ritz crackers, approximately 2 cups of breadcrumbs, one pound each of scallops and shrimp, a cup of carmelized onions and a pound of sauteed mushrooms. I also substituted seafood stock for the water and only need to use a cup of the melted butter. I can't wait to make this again. Thanks for such a great recipe!!!
     
  5. Felicia M.
    Would this be a good seafood stuffing for grilled Salmon?
     
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<p>Hi Everyone,</p> <p>I just don't have the time these days to send out individual thank yous for those that make and review my recipes, but I&nbsp;&nbsp;just want you to know that you are truly appreciated and it tickles me every time I get a review, knowing you tried my recipes and enjoyed them the way I do.</p> <p>I even appreciate the ones that tried them and for some reason they didn't work out for you. &nbsp;Everyone has different tastes, and you can't please everyone all the time. &nbsp;</p> <p>Lots of times people change the recipes, adding things, leaving things out, and not seasoning them to their own taste, and give a bad review... &nbsp;Recipes are only guidelines, and if you follow mine and don't like it, then it's a personal preference as to why you don't like it, and I appreciate that. &nbsp;However, if you don't follow my recipe then it is YOUR recipe that you don't like, and my recipe shouldn't be rated. 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