Fish on the Floor Recipe

“Fish on the floor” might sound like a weird name for a recipe, but it is a really delicious fish dish.  My mother-in-law used to make it for us.  A family friend, who lived in Alaska, created it, and his widow Mary gave it to me.  It has a few steps, but it is so good that the extra work is worth it.  It involves halibut, shrimp, and cheese along with some other goodies.   A food styler I am not, and I feel the photos just don’t do this dish justice.  Please ignore the photo quality and take my word for it.  This recipe will be a hit. I hope you all make this one .


Fish on the floor - A rich, tasty original recipe from The 2 Seasons


Fish on the Floor Recipe


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds halibut
  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled, cooked, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped and divided
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 16-ounce can mushrooms, drained
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut halibut into serving size pieces.
  3. Saute mushrooms and onions in 4 tablespoons butter.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in crackers, pepper, and shrimp.
  5. Place a layer of halibut in a buttered 9 x 12 inch baking pan.
  6. Top with shrimp filling.
  7. Add another layer of halibut.
  8. Melt 3 tablespoons butter and add flour, milk, and broth to make a sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, till this mixture has thickened. Pour over fish.
  9. Cover and bake 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and add Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional) to top. Cover and return to oven for 15 to 20 minutes more.
  11. Serve hot.
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 Fish on the Floor - A flavorful original recipe from The 2 Seasons


This is a great recipe to serve either your family or guests.  It goes well with a veggie and salad.  I am pretty sure you will love this one.


Take care.


  1. Cindy says

    This sound delicious and perfect for Lent. I can’t wait to make it! Step no. 4 calls for adding crackers but I don’t see them in the ingredient list. Do you know what type of cracker and how many to add? Thanks! I always look forward to reading your posts!

    • says

      Ladies, I have corrected the recipe. I reread it four times before I hit publish and missed that I had omitted the 1/4 cup crushed saltine crackers. Sorry for the mistake.

  2. Beth Lowe says

    I think this will be perfect for my contribution to our Freezer Fund Raiser. We all bring a dish you can freeze and have an easy dinner with different prices for soups, entrees and desserts. Thanks

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