Lady Bird Johnson's Shrimp Squash Casserole

Raven Higheagle


Lady Bird Johnson was the wife and first lady of President Lyndon B Johnson. She was famous for many reasons and a great cook too boot.


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1 1/2 lb
yellow squash, silced 1/4 inch thick, rounds
3/4 c
medium raw shrimp, devained and tails removed
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1 c
chicken stock
1 c
heavy cream
1 Tbsp
instant minced onion
1/2 c
coarse bread crumbs
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp

How to Make Lady Bird Johnson's Shrimp Squash Casserole


  • 1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    Thoroughly rinse the shrimp under cold water. Drain.
  • 2Heat the 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Blend in flour and salt and pepper. Cook until it bubbles.
    Remove from heat and add chicken stock gradually whisking constantly. Bring to a boil, cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Blend in heavy cream and minced onions. mix in raw shrimp.
  • 3Put a layer of the squash in the bottom of 1 1/2 quart casserole with lid, Then cover with half of the shrimp mixture, Repeat layer with squash and remaining shrimp mixture.
  • 4Cover tightly and bake for 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Toss in the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • 5After 30 minutes, Remove the casserole and reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees. Remove cover from casserole an =d top with bread crumb mixture. return to the oven uncovered and cook 15 minutes or until golden brown

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