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Recipe : Entry # 8562
Name
Clyde Helmer
Address
United States
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Recipe Title
Shrimp and Crab Au Gratin
Recipe Theme
May: Shellfish and shrimp
Category
Main Dishes
Cooperative
Baldwin EMC
Ingredients
Seasoning:
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon rosemary

Sauce:
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
4-ounces cream cheese
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour
2 cloves garlic, smashed
Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
4-ounces smoked Gouda cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream

Filling:
1 pound gumbo shrimp (90-110)
1 pound crab meat (chop fine if using imitation)
2 green onions, chopped
Bacon drippings
Parmesan cheese for topping
Directions
Seasoning: Mix seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt bacon drippings. Add finely chopped onion and bell pepper and sauté about 1 minute stirring frequently. Add garlic, then one teaspoon seasoning. Stir frequently for 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour gradually mixing well. Stir in milk and bring to simmer whisking frequently. When mixture thickens, add cream and bring to boil whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add cream cheese, Gouda cheese and red pepper flakes. Stir until cheeses melt. Filling: In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings. Add shrimp and sauté about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in crab meat, 2 teaspoons seasoning mix and green onions. Stir occasionally and be gentle if using real crab meat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp are almost done. Stir in sauce and bring mixture to boil. Remove from heat. Ladle/pour mixture into gratin bowls. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and starts to brown. Serve hot!