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Seafood in Tomato Sauce

We live near the Chesapeake Bay and reap its bountiful seafood harvest. I serve this to company often and receive rave reviews nearly every time. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as my family does! —Jeffrey MacCord, New Castle, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat or imitation crabmeat
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 1/2 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oregano, sugar, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover; cook 10 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in crab.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook scallops and shrimp in remaining oil until shrimp are pink and scallops are opaque.
  • Divide rice among four individual baking dishes. Top with shrimp and scallops. Spoon tomato mixture over rice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 399 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • foodiechefRN
    Oct 23, 2012

    Out of 5 stars, I rate this recipe a 10! Will definitely make it again. Since no recipe is carved into stone, I did deviate somewhat: (1) Used tomato sauce from a jar; (2) Used canned crab meat-not imitation (picking crustaceans is not one of my fortes); (3) Used fresh herbs from the garden, not dried and added one more-fresh basil; (4) Added wine to the sauce; (5) Used pasta, not rice; (6) Waited for the tomato sauce/crab to cool and then added the shrimp and scallops...overcooked shellfish is yucky. It's sleeping in the fridge overnight and after marinating will be even better tomorrow. My wife said this was the best sauce she ever had and I have to agree. In the future, I may experiment more with clams, mussels or conch (scungilli). This was fantastic...well worth the effort.

  • oldjoey
    Oct 21, 2012

    The 20 min prep time is a lie. It was more like an hour.

  • sharonkaym48
    Oct 21, 2012

    I found this recipe years ago and enjoyed it immensely. Somewhere along the way the recipe was lost. Thank you TOH for publishing this again. As for the lady worried about expense of the meal, I've used canned crab meat and only used the lesser expensive shrimp for the combination of scallops and shrimp. I fixed this last night as written and it is a DELIGHT!

  • Fernflower
    Oct 21, 2012

    We tried this last night and loved it. It is definitely a keeper .

  • wagner.caryn
    Oct 21, 2012

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  • mmwatson51450
    Oct 20, 2012

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  • mellen2001
    Oct 20, 2012

    It sounds wonderful, reminiscent of some New England restaurant dishes that I've experiences. I think most of us can't afford it though. I can't buy scallops, shrimp, and lump crabmeat because the cost would take most of my week's food budget! However, if you are lucky to live close to seafood docks and warehouse outlets, this surely would be great!