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Seafood Mac and Cheese Recipe

Seafood Mac and Cheese Recipe the perfect comfort food when you are craving pasta but want it a little fancy.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner, Food, lunch, Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup each shrimp imitation crab, and fish (I use half a costco filet and sometimes I use bay scallops whatever sounds good to you will work)
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 TBS butter divided
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 4 ounces dry pasta
  • 1/2 to 1 C cheese I like to use a slice of Munster and then a big handful of colby jack
  • Onion Powder and Salt to taste
  • Panko bread crumbs for topping
  • Spray Oil like Pam

Instructions

  • Start water boiling for pasta. When boiling add pasta to cook
  • If any of your seafood is raw cook it in 1 TBS butter once almost cooked through add the rest of the seafood and a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning to taste. Remove from pan.
  • Using the same pan add remaining butter over medium heat and flour to make a roux.
  • Slowly add milk while stirring to make a cream sauce.
  • Add cheese and melt though.
  • Add seafood mix.
  • Add salt and onion powder to taste.
  • Next add 1/8 to 1/4 C pasta water and pasta reserving water in case you want it thinner.
  • You can serve it now as a saucy pasta but what I think makes this special is this next step. Pour into casserole dish. Cover generously with Panko breadcrumbs. Spray with Pam and broil until crisp.
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