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Seafood cornbread dressing can be a great side or meal on it's own. This is also serves as a stuffing for fish, crab shells or jumbo shrimp. Serve this alongside blackened fish and a garden salad for a seafood dinner.


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8x8 pan of cooked cornbread **see recipe below

8 oz (227 g) lump crab meat

10 oz (283 g) small to medium shrimp

1 small bell pepper (diced)

2 celery sticks (diced)

1/2 of a small to medium onion (diced)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 Tbsp (15 ml) cooking oil

4 Tbsp (57 g) unsalted butter

1 to 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp rubbed sage

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

salt and pepper to taste

1 to 1 1/2 cups (236.5 to 355 ml) vegetable broth

1 large egg (optional)


1 cup (155 g) yellow cornmeal

2/3 cup (85 g) all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp (13 g) baking powder

2 Tbsp (25 g) sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp (15 ml) cooking oil

3/4 cup (177 ml) milk

1 large egg

**See YouTube video for detailed recipe video**


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 176 degrees C

2. In a bowl add all dry ingredients and combine

3. Add all wet ingredients to the bowl and combine well with dry ingredients

4. Pour mixture in a greased 8 inch round or square baking dish

5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F / 176 degrees C for 20 to 25 minutes

6. Once baked, remove from oven, cut and crumble

7. Return cornbread to oven and bake until golden brown and toasted


1. Preheat oven top 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C

2. In a pan add cooking oil, butter, diced bell pepper, onion, celery, and minced garlic

3. Sauté until softened and translucent

4. Add seasonings and shrimp to pan then sauté on a medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes

5. Add crab meat, combine and continue to sauté for an additional minute, then remove from heat

6. In a large bowl with baked cornbread crumbles combine seafood vegetable sauté, vegetable broth and combine well

7. Taste for seasoning and salt, then adjust to your preference

8. Add egg and mix well

9. To a buttered 8 x 8 baking dish add the dressing mixture and cover with foil

10. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C covered for 25 minutes

11. Remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown on top


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