Seafood Omelets with Creamy Cheese Sauce Recipe -
Seafood Omelets with Creamy Cheese Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Seafood Omelets with Creamy Cheese Sauce

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"Thin, rich omelets are wrapped around a crab and shrimp filling. A luscious Cheddar cheese sauce is draped overtop."

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Original recipe makes 6 omelets Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Prepare the filling by stirring Dijon mustard into chicken broth in a saucepan until dissolved. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then add 1/4 cup cream and 2 tablespoons butter. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until reduced by half, then stir in crab and shrimp; keep warm over low heat.
  2. Prepare the sauce by warming 1/4 cup cream, and 1 teaspoon mustard over medium heat. Once hot, whisk in the shredded cheese, then season to taste with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Keep warm over low heat.
  3. Whisk eggs, 1/4 cup cream, salt, and pepper together until smooth. Heat an 8-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat, and lightly oil with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of the egg mixture into hot pan, and swirl to make a thin, even layer of egg. Cook until firmed, then flip and cook for a few seconds more to firm the other side.
  4. To prepare omelets, spoon some of the seafood filling into the lower half of each omelet. Roll up into a cylinder. Serve 2 per person bathed with Cheddar sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2007

Wow - this was awesome! I did not make the cheese sauce (too much work so early in the morning) or use shrimp - but followed the recipe - adding only some fresh chive to the eggs - and it was rich and lovely. I had some crab that my husband brought home from Alaska and we were saving for a special occasion. It is always a risk making something for the first time when using expensive ingredients. All I can say that the crab was not wasted on this dish - it was perfect for showing off the decadent nature of the seafood. It was lavish and heavenly. Many thanks for a great recipe!!!!!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2009

A lot of work for what is really just scrambled eggs with shrimp in cheese sauce. And the scrambled eggs are a lot easier and faster than the rolled omelets which get cold or dried out while assembling them.


10 Ratings

Jan 19, 2010

The only other place you can get an omlet like this is on a cruise ship. Super recipe. worth all the effort. Thanks Jennyw

Jun 08, 2009

I made this for dinner and wouldn't change a thing. I didn't think it took too much time like the previous post.

Dec 25, 2008

Unbelievably good!! I made this with snowcrab legs and fresh shrimp (they're SO cheap atm). The only things I did differently were to make the omelettes with milk instead of cream, I used extra-Sharp Cheddar cheese (upped the amount a bit), and I omitted the nutmeg. Also sprinkled some sliced green onion over the top. What a delicious and decadent Christmas Day breakkie. Thanks, Jennyw!!

Aug 01, 2011

I was a little worried reading some of the reviews that it was just OK. Boy, with some very minor modifications, it was amazing! I doubled the recipe to serve several of us. I also had fresh crab, so I used 12 oz. of that rather than 1/2 shrimp 1/2 crab. This was more than enough meat, so I did not double that part. I used a few shakes of Old Bay seasoning in the filling sauce, a bit of paprika, and about 3 shakes of Louisiana hot sauce for some kick. Any time that heavy cream was called for, I used evaporated FF milk. As for cooking the eggs, I cooked 1 cup of the eggs in a 10" skillet, and just kept rotating the pan, rather than trying to flip it. I made 2 large omelets, instead of several small ones. I used 1/2 the crab filling in each one on half the cooked omelet, flipped it over, and topped with cheese sauce. My husband thought it was to die for, and it takes a great meal to truly impress him.

Jan 28, 2011

Sorry...this just was "ok"....nothing special. I had really looked forward to surprising DH with this one. He liked it but said it needed alot of "stuff" added to make it over the top, so to speak.

Nov 26, 2011

Very good. We had some leftover Dungeness crab from the night before and this was a perfect use for it. We did not need the shrimp as we had enough crab. The filling was a perfect mixture that accented the taste of the crab without overpowering it. Also, instead of using the sauce part of the recipe, I used hollandaise sauce to top the omelette with.


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  • Calories
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 536 mg
  • 179%
  • Fat
  • 50.7 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 43.5 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 852 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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