Crab Mornay Recipe
"I sometimes have unexpected dinner guests, so I keep the ingredients for this easy microwave entree on hand," relates Beverly Callison of Memphis, Tennessee. Prepared pastry shells overflow with a creamy combination of canned crab and mushrooms. "I serve this with a packaged salad and receive lots of compliments on the meal."
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen pastry shells
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, cubed
- 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. meanwhile, place butter in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Add the mushrooms, onions and pimientos. Cook on high for 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- 2. Combine the flour and milk until smooth; stir into the vegetable mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute. Add the cheese, crab, salt and cayenne. Cook on high for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Spoon into the pastry shells; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
1 each: 627 calories, 43g fat (22g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1053mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.
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