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Crabmeat au Gratin

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact Shirley by emailing her - click here).


1 lb. fresh jumbo lump crabmeat
3 1/2 cups hot whipping cream
1/4 lb. butter
1 oz dry white wine
1/4 cup diced onions
1 Tblsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup diced celery
Hot sauce to taste
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 Tblsp. diced garlic
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 Tblsp. flour

  • Preheat oven to 375º.
  • In a heavy bottom two quart sauce pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, celery, red and yellow bell peppers, green onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 - 5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Be careful not to brown vegetables.
  • Sprinkle in flour, blending well into mixture. Using a wire whip, whisk hot cream into sauce pan stirring constantly until thick cream sauce is achieved.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, add white wine, lemon juice and hot sauce. Sprinkle in half of the cheddar cheese stirring the mixture constantly. Season to taste using salt and pepper. Add green bell pepper and parsley for color. If mixture becomes too thick, add a small amount of hot water or whipping cream.
  • Place equal parts of jumbo lump crab in the bottom of six au gratin dishes, top with sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Serves 6

Shirley Cline