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Lump Crab - 3 ways

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,683
edited 12:13PM in EggHead Forum
Started out with 1 lb. of lump crabmeat:

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I wanted a variety, so I decided on Crab Imperial, and Crabmeat Divan with Mornay sauce, and of course, crabcakes. All were cooked at 400 degree dome.

For the Imperial, I used this recipe, added sauteed red onion, red and yellow peppers, and did not use the sauce on top:

http://www.phillipsfoods.com/recipes-cooking-tips/RecipesDetails.aspx?recipeId=253

Veggies getting all soft and nice:

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Add the veggies into the crab, along with mayo, worchestershire, butter, and lemon, and pile it into a scallop shell. Here it is on the pizza stone, after some time on the egg:

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Next, I lightly steamed some broccoli and lined a scallop shell, then put the plain lump crab on top:

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Mornay sauce on top of that - I used smoked swiss cheese in the sauce.
Mornay - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/classic-mornay-sauce-recipe/index.html

Not a pretty pic, the cherry wood made the mornay sauce turn a little brown, but the taste was fantastic:

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The crabcakes in the CI skillet - I have posted this recipe a few times here:

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The hands down winner of the 3 was the broccoli and Mornay sauce. A definite keeper and crowd pleaser.

Also, thank you to Randy, AZRP. I made his fire roasted salsa and it was great!

The veggies:

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The garlic had to stay on longer than the rest, so I egged some veggies along side of it. The garlic head is sitting in a piece of foil with a ball of wadded up foil under it, so it would not be getting direct heat:

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You know the garlic is done when it gets all soft and you can pull out a whole clove easily:

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I hand chopped it all together, because I wanted to try it kinda rustic and chunky.

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We liked it, but I might blend it up next time.

The sunset was prettier than I thought it would be:

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Have a great weekend, all my egghead friends!
Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
 
3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini

Comments

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Beautiful as usual Faith, great job! I hope you are having a great weekend :)
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,019
    Faith, yummy looking cooks and great photos as usual. Love the composition of the last picture with the sun off centre. I entertained my siblings' family yesterday with smoked salmon, shrimp kebobs, pulled pork, tandoori chicken and grilled pineapple, taking it easy today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Gary
    canuckland
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    great job. i like the idea of cooking and serving in the shell
    context is important :)
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Gorgeous food and setting!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post Faith
    The crab looks excellent and
    the final pic is beautiful :)

    Shane
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    :( Faith, crab cakes, even one way but be a treat, but three ways would be cause for celebration. All three look delicious.

    Sure wish I hadn't missed out on your crab cakes at the afterparty.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Faith seeing your post I think there must be an afterlife.....would you cook for me there??? & perhaps in this one too :laugh:
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Just can't beat a good crabcake ,, I think I see Julie in her kayak :huh:
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