Pescado Gratinado con Camarones (Fish and Shrimp Au Gratin)

Pescado Gratinado con Camarones

Although I haven’t practiced any particular organized religion for quite a while, having gone to Catholic school for 12 years, I do try not to eat meat on Good Friday. Maybe it’s my mom’s voice in my head telling me that I should never eat meat on “Viernes Santo” :-)

For those of you who don’t eat meat on Good Friday, here’s a delicious fish dish you can prepare for your meal that day.

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do!

Buen provecho!



(2 servings)

  • 2 swordfish steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup, grated onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Lime for serving


  1. To make the sauce:
  2. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the onions and garlic until soft. Add the flour and stir for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Season the fish with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Place the fish in lightly greased individual baking dishes. Top with the shrimp and add the sauce on top.
  6. Sprinkle each with parmesan cheese. Place in the oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and serve warm with lime wedges on the side.
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  1. says

    Lovely dish for any time. I am orthodox but also went to catholic school for twelve years. I think orthodox religion is more strict regarding fasting as for 48 days not meat and animal products are allowed and fish only twice during these 48 days.

  2. says

    It’s rare to see white fish in such a creamy application but if I was ever on the fence about fish, this would turn me onto it! My mom only used to make us go to church on Ash wednesday. Go figure. 😛

  3. says

    This is so delicious! I only ever made gratin with potatoes and pumpkins, never thought of adding fish or shrimps into gratin…a great recipe indeed!

  4. Carolina says

    Today I used the sauce recipe for a pasta sauce. I added some nutmeg and white wine to the original recipe….delicious!! Thanks, Erica, I come here frequently for your delicious recipes. You never disappoint

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