recipe for Crabmeat Gratin is from Chesapeake
Bay Cooking which specialises in shellfish
and seafood recipes as well as the famous Maryland
Stuffed Ham recipes.
for Crabmeat Gratin
to make Crabmeat Gratin
tablespoons minced carrot
2 tablespoons minced celery
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 pound fresh lump crab meat, picked over
(about 1½ cups)
fresh lemon juice to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
a small heavy saucepan cook carrot, celery,
and bell pepper in butter over moderate heat,
stirring, 1 minute.
broth, vermouth or wine, and tarragon and boil
mixture until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon.
cream and boil sauce until thickened, 1 to 2
in crab meat, lemon juice, and salt and pepper
to taste and divide mixture between two 1-cup
shallow baking dishes.
Parmesan over crab mixture and set dishes in
shallow baking pan.
gratin about 4 inches from heat 2 minutes, or
until bubbling and golden, and serve with lightly
toasted thin French bread slices.
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