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 ?? 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!