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Seafood Soufflé

Seafood Souffle
Serve this impressive savory soufflé while entertaining guests. Substitute other favorite seafood such as scallops or crab.
Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time:  60-70 minutes
Servings:  6 servings

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Fine dry bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese OR cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups milk
6 EGG WHITES, room temperature
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 can (6.5 oz.) minced clams, drained well
1 pkg. (4 oz.) tiny frozen cooked shrimp, defrosted, drained well
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 Tbsp. lemon juice


Step 1 HEAT oven to 350°F. COAT a lightly greased 2 to 2-1/2-quart soufflé dish evenly and completely with bread crumbs. MAKE a triple thick 4-inch wide band of aluminum foil, long enough to go around the dish and overlap by 2 inches. Lightly GREASE one side of the band and coat with crumbs. WRAP around outside of dish, coated side facing in and extending at least 2 inches above the top. FASTEN with string or strong masking tape. SET ASIDE.
Step 2 MIX flour, mustard and salt in medium saucepan; gradually whisk in milk until smooth. COOK over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat.
Step 3 BEAT egg whites and cream of tartar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until stiff peaks but not dry, just until whites no longer slip when bowl is tilted.
Step 4 STIR egg yolks into reserved sauce until blended. ADD clams, shrimp, green onions and lemon juice; mix well. Gently but thoroughly FOLD yolk mixture into whites until no streaks of white remain. Carefully POUR into prepared soufflé dish. For a "top hat", hold metal spatula upright and make a ring in top of soufflé mixture, 1 inch from side of dish and 1 inch deep, if desired.
Step 5 BAKE in 350°F oven until soufflé is puffy, delicately browned and shakes slightly when oven rack is moved gently back and forth, 50 to 60 minutes. Quickly but gently REMOVE foil collar. SERVE IMMEDIATELY.

Insider Info

Substitute: An equal amount of other cooked seafood, such as scallops, crab or oysters, can be substituted for the clams and shrimp. Be sure the pieces are small and drained well.

For detailed soufflé techniques and information, see Basic Cheese Soufflé.


Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Excellent Source: Protein and Choline

Good Source: Vitamin D, Folate, Calcium and Iron

Calories: 204

Total Fat: 7 g
    Saturated fat: 2 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 233 mg
Sodium: 608 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 18 g
Vitamin A: 490.4 IU
Vitamin D: 67 IU
Folate: 57.4 mcg
Calcium: 136.1 mg
Iron: 2.3 mg
Choline: 129.1 mg

Vitamin C: 4.6 mg
Vitamin E: 0.8 IU
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 4 g
Potassium: 323.4 mg
Magnesium: 18.6 mg
Selenium: 22.3 mcg
Phosphorus: 153.1 mg
Vitamin B12: 0.7 mcg
Vitamin K: 18.1 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
Copper: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0.2 mg
Manganese: 0.2 mg
Zinc: 0.9 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.4 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 3.1 mg
Omega 3: 0.1 g
Omega 6: 0.9 g

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