Today’s prompt for #NaBloPoMo was to talk about a dish I’ve attempted to make that ended in disaster. As soon as I saw this, I knew it needed to be about the time I attempted a seafood casserole.
It was the 1st year my husband and I were married, and I was attempting a new recipe for Lent. My husband doesn’t particularly like fish, so the only time we do meatless or seafood is on Fridays during Lent. Personally, I could do fish and seafood just about any time, but that’s another story entirely.
Since Matt doesn’t really eat seafood, making a seafood recipe was new to me. But I didn’t figure it could be that hard. And I remembered a fabulous seafood casserole I’d eaten once in the dorms at Purdue, so I set about searching the internet to find one- this was pre-pinterest mind you.
I found one that looked simple enough, so I set about getting the ingredients: shrimp, crab, lobster, crackers, mayo and a few other things. The first thing I discovered when I was making the dish was that I should have cut the recipe down. I used an entire jar of mayonnaise and ended up with a heaping 9″x13″ pan of the stuff. Needless to say, it was much more food than Matt and I needed.
The next problem was the taste. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever had, but it had so much mayo in it that the casserole tasted more like someone had left a batch of creamy seafood salad out in the sun. It is honestly the only thing I’ve ever made that my husband has told me he would not eat if I made it again. But that’s been 5 years ago now, so I might brave the pinterest boards to find some better seafood recipes for Lent this year.
So far I’ve found a one pan Moroccan fish that looks promising via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.
And a recipe for Dungeness Mac & Cheese from La Crema that I would love to try.
What is your favorite seafood recipe?