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Crab stuffing for shrimp, flounder...

Main Dish
8 servings
20 min
20 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 8
40 jumbo shrimp, de-headed

1 stick butter or margarine

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 large red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 1/4 cup finely chopped celery, divided

1 pound lump or claw crabmeat

3 eggs -beaten

4 slices stale bread, crust removed

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

A few dashes of Tabasco sauce

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire

1 teaspoon grain mustard

1 tablespoon melted butter

1/2 teaspoon season-all

3/4 cup cracker or breadcrumbs or Panko

2 tablespoons plain corn meal

Preparation

  • Wash the shrimp under running water and remove shell leaving the tail on. Butterfly each shrimp by running a sharp knife down the backside to the tail.
  • Add the stale bread to the eggs and let soak. Heat the butter in a large saucepan; add the onions, bell pepper and 3/4 cup of celery and sauté on low until soft. Stir in the crabmeat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove bread from the eggs and quickly mash into the sautéed vegetables. Stir in the green onions and the next 6 ingredients mixing well. Cook a couple more minutes. Remove from heat until cool enough to handle.
  • Place 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of stuffing onto each shrimp. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place shrimp on a baking sheet in a single layer about half-inch apart.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard with the melted butter and mix in the season-all, crumbs and cornmeal. Sprinkle the tops of each shrimp with this mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until the tails curl up and shrimp meat is bright white.
  • Watch closely towards the end of cooking as you don't want to mess up this kind of shrimp. Place under a broiler a couple of minutes to brown the top if desired after about 18 or 20 minutes. Again, don't overcook these please.
  • Serve with drawn butter and lemon wedges or over a rice dish of choice with a vegetable if desired.





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