Pescado Gratinado con Camarones (Fish and Shrimp Au Gratin)

by Erica Dinho on April 4, 2012

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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa April 4, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Doesn’t matter which religion (or any) you ascribe to…this dish is tasty for almost everyone!


2 Heather @girlichef April 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I don’t think the meat would be missed with a decadent dish like this one. YUM!


3 Ivy April 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM

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.


4 Joanne April 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

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. :P


5 Jeannie April 4, 2012 at 9:49 PM

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!


6 Mary April 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

i absolutely wouldn’t miss meat when eating such a delicious dish as this!! I too went to Catholic school!!
Mary oxo


7 Robert Richards Recipes April 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

You are a talented person to come up with a recipe like this one. I’m so happy you decided to share it with the world. :-D


8 Jose April 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I made this recipe last week for my girlfriend and she loved it. It is delicious. Thanks.


9 Erica April 17, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Thank you everyone!


10 Carolina January 6, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I made this recipe today. OMG!! Delicious!! Thanksss


11 Carolina March 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

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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