Shrimp & Crab Mac and Cheese with Spicy Breadcrumbs
April 14, 2020
- Yields: 8 Servings
1Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large sauce-pot, prepare the pasta as label directs and drain.
2In a large bowl, toss the shrimp, crab and 1½ teaspoons Bayou Rub.
3In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook 2 minutes or until roux is thick and blonde, whisking frequently. Whisk in the cream and milk, and cook 5 minutes or until it’s slightly thickened, whisking constantly. Whisk in the cheeses and remove the saucepan from the heat, whisking until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth.
4In the baking dish, toss the pasta, cheese mixture and shrimp mixture. Makes about 12 cups.
5In a small bowl, stir the breadcrumbs, cayenne and remaining 1½ teaspoons Bayou Rub. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the mac and cheese and bake 35 minutes or until the top is crispy and sides bubble.
- Complexity: Intermediate
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings
- The shellfish can easily be omitted for a vegetarian version of this recipe.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1½ cups): 804 Calories, 45g Fat (27g Saturated), 255mg Cholesterol, 808mg Sodium, 58g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 40g Protein