SEAFOOD MAC AND CHEESE

by Sheryl

Mac and cheese and seafood? Oh my! This is heaven! Super mouthwatering, has amazing flavors that burst in your mouth, and a no-fussy. One of my favorite comfort food and a dream come true for all the seafood-lovers. This creamy, cheesy, loaded with seafood mac and cheese is to die for!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of dry Macaroni
6 oz. Claw Crab Meat
8 oz. Shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 oz. Sour Cream
4 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Flour
1 Spring Onion
1 can Evaporated Milk
8 oz. block Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
4 oz. block Mozzarella Cheese
¼ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt, Black Pepper, to taste

HOW TO MAKE SEAFOOD MAC AND CHEESE

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.

Step 2: If needed, peel and de-vein the shrimp.

Step 3: Follow the package direction to cook the macaroni, then, drain well.

Step 4: In a large mixing bowl, add the drained macaroni with the sour cream. Mix well until the macaroni is completely coated before adding the crab meat. Again stirring well to coat.

Step 5: Chop the green onions finely and set aside.

Step 6: Set aside the grated white cheddar cheese. Then, the mozzarella, grate and set aside.

Step 7: In a medium saucepan or skillet, melt the butter. Once melted, add in the shrimp and stir until gently done.

Step 8: Take the shrimp out of the pan. Allow cooling before chopping slightly. Then, add the chopped shrimps into the macaroni mixture.

Step 9: Into the saucepan, sautee the finely chopped onions until tender before sprinkling over the flour. Mix well and cook for about a minute until brown. Gradually add in the milk while constantly stirring until the mixture has thickened. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese and stir until melted.

Step 10: Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni and seafood mixture and stir to incorporate.

Step 11: Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 12: Transfer the mixture in a thoroughly buttered baking dish and sprinkle over the grated mozzarella cheese, then, the bread crumbs.

Step 13: To add color, lightly sprinkle over the paprika.

Step 14: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.

Step 15: Remove from the oven and serve warm. Enjoy!

NOTE:

1. To make this dish, you can use your preferred seafood combination. You can even add an extra half a cup of milk when you add the evaporated milk to make this a bit creamier.

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