Seafood Dressing Adds A Welcome Twist To The Holiday Meal

If you are a shrimp and crab lover, this might grab your attention.  This Thanksgiving, try Seafood Dressing for a deliciously unexpected alternative to traditional.

Don’t you think it’s strange that Thanksgiving originated right near the ocean, yet none of our current traditional dishes have seafood in them?  Seafood Dressing might change that!  This recipe is a true “dressing” instead of a stuffing.  Since seafood flavors may be too strong to stuff inside a turkey, this one is better prepared in a baking dish.



Goodie Godmother says that this dressing is hearty enough to stand on its own and it reheats well.  While a perfect complement to the main meal turkey, she also loves it the next day, either with other side leftovers or with a salad.  For you shrimp and crab lovers, this dish may end up being a new tradition during the holidays…or whenever!



Here’s your ingredient list for this wonderful Seafood Dressing:

  • 16 oz baguette bread cut into 1/4″ cubes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups stalks celery diced 
  • 4 cup carrots peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb crab meat picked over to remove any shells
  • 1 lb raw shrimp tails removed, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sherry cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp crab seasoning like Old Bay
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Pop over to Goodie Godmother for her written recipe.


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