Seafood Stuffed Baked Potato Recipe you will definitely like.
Potatoes can be used to make unlimited and incredible new recipes. When used with seafood, it is almost a sure bet that you are going to impress everyone that will enjoy that meal. One of the timeless recipes is baked stuffed potatoes with a touch of creamy crawfish.
Let us see a recipe for how you go about creating this meal.
What You Will Need
- Russet potatoes
- Olive oil
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup crawfish tail meat
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Cajun seasoning
For the Sauce
- 2 tbsp butter- unsalted
- 1 cup Shrimp/chicken stock
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ cup green onions
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
The quantity of the ingredients for making stuffed potatoes is used based on the number of people to be served. However, they should be enough to ensure you have a great meal with a balanced taste.
It is recommendable to start with the potatoes in this recipe so you can serve the sauce when hot.
A hot sauce used for stuffed potatoes is more delicious because it has all its flavors intact. Also, as the potatoes bake, you can start working on your sauce, which will help you save some time.
With cleaning your potatoes in a bowl thoroughly to rid excess potato pulp and until no visible dirt is seen. Since this ingredient grows under the soil, it has a lot of dirt which it is often uprooted with.
Pat your potatoes dry with kitchen papers and put them in a clean, dry bowl. Check if all dirt is cleaned. When all dirt is washed, poke some holes on your potatoes, ready to cook. A fork is ideal for doing this work. Do not remove the potato skins, they are used for making great stuffed potatoes.
Use a baking sheet to wrap your potatoes. Preheat oven and bake them at 350 degrees for approximately 45minutes to 1 hour. Using a foil ensures that your baked potatoes do not become too dry.
As your potatoes continue baking, proceed with making the seafood sauce.
Potatoes can explode while being baked. Poking them prevents this incident from occurring. You can sprinkle some olive oil before putting them in your oven, but this step is optional.
Preparing the Seafood Sauce
Make a shrimp mixture by adding shrimp, onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, a pinch of salt, pepper, and crawfish tails in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Use a large skillet to cook your vegetables. Start with melting your butter using medium heat. Butter evaporates when melted using high heat. Store the remaining butter properly.
Once the butter is melted, add garlic, green onions, and celery. Cook them until they become tender. Do not allow garlic and onions to turn brown for this recipe. It ensures that they are not visible when served. Stir continually.
Add flour to the vegetables and mix thoroughly to prevent the mixture from browning. The flour helps with thickening the sauce and make it more appealing.
Add the chicken/shrimp stock to your desired consistency as you stir the mixture. A cup sour cream is also added at this point.
After the sour cream and the stock are well mixed, add the Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, and the crawfish tails and shrimp mixture. Stir, simmer, and let the sauce cook for about 10-15 minutes or until it reduces to half. Use a spoon and scoop some sauce to taste for seasoning and add if needed.
Serving Stuffed Potatoes with Seafood Sauce
At this point, your potatoes will have baked. It is now time to do the final steps for this recipe. If yours are hard, you won’t enjoy the final product. So, it is important to make sure they are well cooked, but not overdone.
Cut each of your potatoes into half, but do not split the halves completely. Leave the potato peel intact. You can carefully scoop some potato flesh using a spoon to create more room to make a fuller seafood stuffed potato. A fork can break the potato shells, which is why it is not recommended.
Add your hot sauce to the potato shells and take the cup shredded cheese you had put aside and sprinkle it on top of your potato. If you love cheese, it is time to put as much as you want.
Put the seafood stuffed potatoes back in the oven and bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees to get twice baked potatoes or until the cheese melt. Be careful not to let the cheddar cheese overcook. You can also use cream cheese, butter, and add some onion powder, salt, pepper, and sprinkle some celery to taste.
Plate the half seafood stuffed potatoes ready for eating. Here, you can use green onions to garnish your stuffed potatoes. Serve this delicious meal while hot.
Seafood stuffed potatoes can also be served in another way especially for people that do not fancy cheese sauce. You do not have to put your potatoes back in the oven. But, when baking, ensure they do not overcook. You want to make stuffed potatoes for this recipe and not mashed potatoes!
Put your creamy hot sauce at the center of your plate and sprinkle some green onions to garnish. Put your baked potatoes on top of the sauce and enjoy the delicious meal. You can add more cheese sauce and pepper if you like it hot at the top of the seafood stuffed potatoes to make them more enjoyable.
We hope that you will enjoy this recipe of seafood stuffed potatoes with those who you hold dear. It is one of the oldest and timeless recipes that can be enjoyed during the crawfish season.
Surprise them on a Sunday afternoon with this special potato recipe and look at their priceless faces as they enjoy. They will beg for more!