Sunday, 7 March 2010

Crab-filled Fish Casserole

This recipe is adapted from one I found at It is very tasty, and a bit rich. Next time I'm going to try using saltines instead of Ritz, but it might ruin the flavor. Serve with rice and a steamed green veggie!!

I made this dish at lunchtime, and held it in the fridge until I baked it for dinner. Worked out beautifully, and I had all the prep-mess cleaned up ahead of time!

Serves 2 with some leftovers - double the ingredients and use a larger dish for 4-6.

Crab-filled Fish Casserole
Crab Filling:
2T butter
1 small onion, minced finely
1 6oz can crabmeat
1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 1t. dried)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
12 buttery round crackers, crushed
1/4 C fresh parmesan

10 buttery round crackers, crushed
2T butter, melted
2T fresh grated parm
1t dried parsley
1/4 t. each salt, pepper, garlic powder

5 or 6 (3-4 ounce) fillets sole (or other white fish, haddock, tilapia, etc)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly coat a small casserole (8"across) with spray oil.
  • Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender - about 4-5 min. Stir in crabmeat, parsley, garlic powder salt and pepper and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in crushed crackers.
  • Place 1/2 of the fish fillets on the bottom of the casserole, cover with crab filling,sprinkle with 1/4C parmesan, and top with remaining fish. Sprinkle fish with lemon juice. Cover with lid or foil (tightly) and bake for 20 minutes until fish is nearly done.
  • Mix topping ingredients together and spread over fish. Bake uncovered 10-15 minutes or until topping is browned, and fish is completely done.


Flavaknits said...

Hurray , more recipes from Carries Kitchen (gotta ring to it!).
Will try them very soon , especially the fish one. Just an idea for topping , crushed oatcakes instead of Ritz (I am not really a salt freak! lol)
Off to buy ingredients!

PS - you have a Japanese comment , don't click the link , its a dodgy blog - I got one too!

Carrie said...

Ah yes, but I can't get oatcackes here (unless I sacrifice the precious box I got in my package!) Plus, the butteryness really gives excellent flavor!