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Seafood Mornay

Seafood Mornay

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound scallops
  • 1 1/4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound salmon, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gryere cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup cracker crumbs (optional)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Hungarian paprika

Instructions

  1. Poach scallops, shrimp and salmon in wine for 3 to 4 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine seafood and spoon into six ramekins or individual baking dishes.
  3. Melt the butter in heavy saucepan; add onion, and saute until tender.
  4. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually add milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  7. Spoon mixture over seafood.
  8. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs if desired. Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over cracker crumbs.
  9. Sprinkle with paprika.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

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