Seafood Strata Recipe
serves 6-9

Vegetable oil or nonstick oil spray
1 large loaf scali, challah, or other white specialty bread, crusts removed and discarded, cut into ½ to ¾ inch dice
1 pound seafood salad substitute (fresh lobster, shrimp, crabmeat mixed with 2 tablespoons mayonnaise)
½ cup slivered red onion
1 cup thinly sliced celery
½ cup thinly sliced red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
1 ½ cups shredded Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese
5 large eggs
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon dried mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Oil or spray an 11x13 inch glass casserole dish. Spread the diced bread evenly across the bottom. In a large bowl, mix together the seafood salad, red onion, celery, and bell pepper.

2. Spread the seafood-vegetable mixture evenly over the bread. Top with the cheese.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs milk and dried mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the casserole, cover and refrigerate.

The next day:
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the strata, uncovered, until golden brown and bubbly, about 50 minutes. Cut into squares.