Creamy Seafood Hot Pot
It is very important to put everything in the pot uncooked and still frozen solid. The additional moisture is needed and it delays the cooking process so the seafood is not overcooked. Your dish should be soupy and served in a bowl with a spoon.
To make prep time even faster on a busy weeknight: Replace minced garlic with 3/4 teaspoon powdered garlic, replace fresh mushrooms with jarred or canned mushrooms, and replace diced onion with 3/4 teaspoon onion powder.
Feel free to use Parmesan cheese instead of Romano, if preferred.
After simmering for 15 minutes, you can alternatively continue cooking, uncovered, until thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes more.