Friday, May 17, 2019

Seafood Stuffed Cabbage Rolls #FishFridayFoodies

Imagine the delight on the faces of your family and friends when they bite into one of these cabbage rolls and discover a filling of succulent and tasty seafood.

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This month's Fish Friday Foodies is being hosted by Sneha of Sneha's Recipes.  She has asked us all to share Fish/Seafood that has been wrapped in leaves.  I was excited to take on this unique challenge. 

I decided to use cabbage leaves in this challenge after finding this recipe at Epicurious.   This was a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is elegant enough to be served at a dinner party.  It could easily serve as the entree but I think it would be equally wonderful as a first course.

Let's take a look at what the others have brought to the party wrapped in leaves......

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I made these ahead of time and refrigerated them until I was ready to place them in the oven.  Should you do so just allow for more baking time then called for in the recipe.  

I made up the sauce in an oven safe skillet and then nestled the cabbage rolls right into the pan.  I had used the same pan to soften the veggies used in the seafood stuffing prior to making the sauce.  I always like to cut down on clean up when I can.

Seafood Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

Yield: 8 Servings
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 60 M
Imagine the delight on the faces of your family and friends when they bite into one of these cabbage rolls and discover a filling of succulent and tasty seafood.


Cabbage Rolls
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. small (salad) shrimp
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 dashes Tobasco
  • pinch of celery salt
  • 1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
  • 8 large leaves from Savoy cabbage
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 t. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 1 c. clam juice
  • 1 c. water
  • salt and pepper, to taste


How to cook Seafood Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

Seafood Stuffing
  1. In a large skillet over med high heat, saute the shallots, green pepper, and garlic until softened.  Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Place the bread slices in a food processor and pulse until crumbled.  Add to the vegetables along with the egg, shrimp, milk, Tobasco and celery salt.  Using clean hands, combine all the ingredients.  Add the crab and gently fold in with a wooden spoon, leaving large clumps of crab.
  1. In the same skillet used for the stuffing, melt butter over med high heat.  Stir in the flour and shallot. Let cook for a minute, stirring until flour is no longer raw and shallots start to soften.    Stir in the thyme and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the wine to the pan and cook until slightly reduced.  Add the clam juice and water.  Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  3. Remove from heat.
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.    Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Blanch the cabbage leaves by placing them into the boiling water until bright colored and softened.  Immediately plunge into the ice water and then remove to paper towel to drain.  Use a paring knife to remove the thick center rib.  
  3. Spoon 1/8th of the seafood mixture onto each cabbage leave and fold as you would a burrito or envelope.  
  4. Nestle, seam side down, into the pan containing the sauce. Bake, covered, in a preheated 350* oven for 20-30 minutes, until heated through and bubbly.


Adapted from a recipe found at
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  1. Tempting and delicious cabbage seafood rolls Wendy!

  2. Wow! We love cabbage rolls in our household, but I NEVER thought to stuff them with crabmeat. I will definitely be making these soon.

    1. Delicious Cam, next time I will use less bread in the filling.

  3. Ooooh crab!!! These sound delicious! I've actually never had a cabbage roll, but that's about to change.


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