Captain's Shells Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 regular, 6 appetizers


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) frozen fish fillets, cut into 3/4-inch (2-cm) cubes
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking broth
  • Milk
  • Grated Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese

  • 4 or 6 shells or individual dishes, greased
How to cook Captain's Shells:
  • Mix together dry white wine or chicken broth and water; salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Mix in fish cubes; simmer until fish cubes can easily be broken-up with a fork.
  • Drain, reserving fish cubes and coking broth.
  • Soften green onions in melted butter.
  • Stir in flour; salt and pepper.
  • Measuring cooking broth, pouring in, if needed, enough milk to get 1 1/2 cups (375 mL).
  • Slowly pour cooking broth mixture into flour mixture.
  • Cook, stirring, until thick.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Mix in reserved fish cubes.
  • Pour mixture into greased shells.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese; broil until golden brown.


For a change, add some shrimps, crab meat.

This recipe for Captain's Shells serves/makes: 4 regular, 6 appetizers

The Captain's Shells recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

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Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)

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