Maine Seafood Stuffing
Thanksgiving By the Sea
Emeril Lagasse and "Good Morning America" sent out the call to find the best stuffing in the country, and hundreds sent their recipes -- but only one could win.
Submitted by Linda Hoglund from Franklin, Maine: It's a Maine seafood stuffing -- the best you've ever had! I grew up on the coast of Maine where seafood is plentiful. My husband, a lobster fisherman and scallop diver, came up with this some years ago. It's now a big favorite of ours, and we're glad to share with you.
Cook seafood in 1 cup boiling salted water. Cook till 3/4 done, strain seafood out of water. Add bread crumbs. Ritz crackers, and cover till liquid is absorbed.
In another skillet, carmelize peppers, celery and onion, then add to bread-Ritz mixture.
Add the eggs and melted butter, stir in seafood and ¼ cup sherry. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.
Now you're ready to stuff your turkey the down East way. We serve ours with a white cream sauce on top of the stuffing.
This stuffing can also be used to stuff clams, on top of crab cakes or on a pork chop -- it's all wicked good!