The Way to a Man's Heart

The Way to a Man's Heart


"My husband is a 'lover' of crab meat. Since crab can be costly and he also 'loves' fish I arranged this 'sweetheart' of a dish. The intermingling of fish and crab with the flavor of mushrooms and onion baked in wine accompanied by the creamy taste of cheese sets the table for romance. Set your table with candles and flowers and enjoy!"


1 h servings 218 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter 8 small ovenproof ramekins.
  2. Cut fish into 8 pieces, and arrange in a shallow 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour wine over fish, and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily; keep oven on for final step.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute mushrooms, onion and red bell pepper until tender; remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the saucepan over low heat. Mix in flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly until smooth. Gradually add milk and increase heat to medium; stir constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly.
  6. Stir in mushroom mixture, salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper to saucepan, stirring until well combined. Remove sauce from heat and set aside.
  7. Remove fish from wine carefully with a slotted spoon, and place 1 piece into each ramekin. Sprinkle crabmeat evenly on tops, followed by 2 tablespoons sauce and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese in each dish.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly; serve immediately.
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  1. 79 Ratings


Made this recipe several times. I generally use a baking pan instead of ramekins, and I'll add shrimp or other shellfish to it also. It's always a winner!

I made this for a dinner party of 10 using the prepare ahead suggestions that Amber posted in her review. Being able to make individual servings made it easy to serve and gave it a classy touch...

I used this recipe for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. This is definitely not for everday consumption but is great when you need a "fancy" dinner. I did make a lot of extra sauce so it cov...

This was indeed, very rich. I cut the recipe in half & cooked it in two large ramekins, figuring since we weren't having an appetizer w/ it that we would want bigger portions. Not so. Smaller po...

Thought this was a great starting point, I made quite a few changes. I added bay scallops and tiger shrimp, and garlic. I also use portabella mushrooms instead of button and I used the whole c...

I felt that this recipe was just ok.. My boyfriend and I love cooking together so we thought we'd try this recipe out because we love seafood and the name of the recipe was cute. I think the fis...

I added 1 clove of garlic w/the veggie mixture & used the whites of 4 green onions, & using the greens when layering. Added the cheese(about 1/2c) right into the sauce & a little Old Bay. Even a...

This was excellent although alot of work. Only make this when you have the time for many steps. The fish market did not have halibut so I substituted scrod which was still wonderful. I also u...

I added small salad shrimp on top of the crabmeat. My husband was totally impressed. He said it was better than restaurant quality!