Blend of the Bayou
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
I also agree this makes an excellent meal. Did a few change ups based on comments. Mixed 2 Laughing Cow wedges with cream cheese, used fresh mushrooms, Lobster Bisque soup, and topped with crushed Cheese-Its mixed in a bag with fresh shredded sharp cheddar. I used more shrimp and just 4 oz of imitation Lobster. Also I used Creole seasoning rather than hot sauce & cayenne. The topping really took this over the top. This will be a regular for us!
I'm with the majority here. This dish is excellent -- tastes like an offering from a New Orleans buffet table. I made as listed and used lump crabmeat. It takes so little that cost is not prohibitive. I used 3/4 c. cooked rice for half recipe and thought that was perfect. I omitted the mushrooms and added more shrimp; I used jumbo raw shrimp cut into thirds. Having no hot sauce or cayenne, I used 3/4 t. Sriracha. Two of us thought the heat was right on, but Hubby said he'd like it less hot. Next time I will reduce the heat a little. A great find!
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Awesome, will make again! Only thing I did different was use fresh mushrooms & that was only because forgot to get the other. Thank you Ruby!
I love love love this recipe!!! I changed it slightly by adding fresh mushrooms, extra crab meat and I like to cut the shrimp in half so you get more per bite. Amazing recipe!!
It’s like super super yummy. I’m allergic to shrimp so instead of shrimp I added crawfish oh my God. Also added fresh mushrooms Vs. canned mushrooms in a little more cheese. This is a keeper for sure make a lot for just two people I will definitely be taking this to the next pot luck super party. Thank you for sharing
What a great recipe! After reading other reviews, I did follow a couple of suggestions. I used an 8 oz. pkg. of fresh mushrooms, 1 lb. of crabmeat, raw shrimp instead of already cooked, 1 1/2 c. rice, added 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, more cheese and more Ritz crackers. The heat was perfect for those who can't handle more. I just put the bottle of Tabasco on the table for those who needed more heat. Definitely a keeper and have already passed it on to friends.
Excellent combination of ingredients! Highly recommend that you try it. I used all shrimp. My husband gave it a 9 out of 10 at first, but half way through he changed it to a 10!
Loved this recipe! Even my other half, who "eats to live" instead of "living to eat" LOVED it and raved about it! I made it exactly except I was out of regular cream of mushroom soup and used golden mushroom soup instead. Though we loved it, I think I would add a little more rice, more mushrooms (fresh!), and maybe substitute one can of crab for some imitation crab. I also went a little light on the hot pepper sauce and cayenne.
We really loved this! I made the following alterations based on earlier reviews and what I had on hand. I doubled the mushrooms as I wasn't using the cream of mushroom soup. Instead of the cream of mushroom soup I used 16 oz. of lobster bisque to amp up the seafood factor and it worked! We are not into spicy food; so I left out the Cayenne pepper and hot pepper sauce and substituted 3/4 tsp ground red pepper. It was just enough heat for us. I also increased the rice to 1 1/2 cups as I was using more soup than called for. I used 2 lbs of shrimp and no crab. Cause I'm not buying the real stuff and the fake stuff isn't worth it! :) This is a keeper for us; thank you so much for posting it!