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Maine Seafood Stuffing

Thanksgiving By the Sea

GMA Recipes Dinner
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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.


  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, ground up
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 1 pound fresh Maine scallops
  • 1 cup fresh Maine shrimp
  • 1 cup Maine crab legs
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup peppers, chopped (orange and yellow peppers)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted better
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry (or white wine substitute)
  • 1 clove fresh chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    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!

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: scallops, shrimp, crab legs, butter, ritz crackers

    Course: Dressing, Side Dish, Dinner

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