Seafood Mac ‘N Cheese
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
  • 14oz uncooked macaroni(about 3 cups uncooked)
  • 14oz Gruyere cheese(about 3 cups shredded)
  • 3Tbsps butter
  • 1 yellow oniondiced
  • 1 1/2cups 5% cream
  • 1/2cup dry white wineex. unoaked chardonnay or Muscadet Sevre et Maine
  • 3Tbsps flour
  • 2Tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2lb bay scallopsthawed
  • 11b large shrimp(thawed if raw, frozen if pre-cooked)
  • 1cup panko bread crumbs
  • sweet paprika for sprinklingoptional
  • fresh dill for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook macaroni to al dente stage according to package instructions. Drain and rinse to stop the cooking. Set aside.
  3. Shred Gruyere in food processor and set aside.
  4. Heat butter in a large skillet. Cook onion about 7 minutes until translucent. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir until flour is evenly absorbed.
  5. Add the wine and let it simmer a few minutes. Add the cream and stir to mix the onions throughout. Add the cheese and stir constantly until sauce thickens, cheese is melted and bubbling. Add the fresh lemon juice and stir.
  6. Mix the macaroni, cheese sauce, scallops and shrimp together in a large bowl.
  7. Spray a 10″ X 3″ casserole dish with cooking spray. Transfer the macaroni mixture to the casserole. Sprinkle evenly with paprika and then spread panko evenly over the top.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Note 1:  If cooking from refrigerator bake 60 minutes at 375 degrees.

Note 2:  If cooking from frozen bake at 375 for 90 minutes.  Cover with foil for the first 60 minutes then remove the foil to allow panko to brown.