Seafood a la King With Tilapia, Shrimp, and Crab
The familiar version is made with chicken, but seafood a la king is just as delicious, with tilapia, shrimp, and crab in a delicate, creamy sauce.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 3tablespoons butter
- 1cup chopped onion
- 3tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2cups milk
- ½teaspoon salt
- ¼teaspoon white pepper
- ⅛teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Optional: Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 12ounces tilapia fillets (cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 6to 8-ounces peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (medium to extra large are best)
- 4ounces imitation crab
- 1cup (or more) frozen baby peas
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Step 3Add the onions and cook until softened.
Step 4Add the flour and cook, stirring, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 5Add the milk a bit at a time (start with a couple of tablespoons and increase as you go along), whisking or stirring well to incorporate.
Step 6Add the seasonings and cook, stirring every so often, for 2 minutes.
Step 7Add the tilapia pieces.
Step 8Spoon the sauce over the fish and cook for 5 minutes, stirring very gently once or twice.
Step 9Add the shrimp, crab, and peas. Cook a few more minutes until heated through.
Step 10Serve over rice, orzo pasta, grits, biscuits, or puff pastry squares or shells.