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Baked Seafood Au Gratin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, seeded & chopped
1 cup butter, divided
1 lb. lump Crab Meat
4 cups water
1 lb. medium Shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 lb. Scallops
1/2 lb. Flounder Fillets
3 cups hot milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash hot sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Saute onion and green pepper in 1/2 cup butter in a heavy skillet until tender. Stir in 1/2 cup flour. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring often. Add Crab Meat; stir well. Press mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13"x9"x2" baking dish or into individual baking dishes; set aside.
Place water in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add Shrimp, Scallops and Flounder. Cook 3 minutes; drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Set seafood aside.
Melt remaining butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add remaining flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk and reserved cooking liquid. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheddar cheese, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Add seafood; stir lightly. Spoon seafood mixture over Crab Meat; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serves 8 to 10