Shrimp Casserole

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this is an easy main course for a crowd, and not for low fat diets.

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • add   2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • add   4 cups oyster crackers
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   3 cups heavy cream
  • add   hot sauce
  • add   6 scallions
  • add   2 lbs shrimp
  • add   1/4 cup champagne or vermouth
  • add   1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • add   5 tablespoons butter


  1. preheat oven to 400.
  2. butter a 31/2 quart glass baking dish.
  3. add shrimp in 1 layer, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. in a saucepan add cream, shells and champagne, bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. pour through a strainer into a large bowl.
  6. in a skillet melt 1 tbsp butter, add scallions and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. add the cream sauce and simmer until reduced slightly, about 5 minutes, pour back into the bowl.
  8. season with lemon juice, worcestershire and hot sauce, salt and pepper, and let it cool.
  9. pour over the shrimp.
  10. in a processor, or with a rolling pin crush crackers.
  11. melt remaining 4 tbsp butter in a microwave, add to crumbs, and add paprika.
  12. crumble over shrimp.
  13. bake for 25 minutes until bubbly.
  14. you can run this under the broiler if you want a darker topping.