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Cajun Shrimp And Crab Mac & Cheese

This Càjun Shrimp ànd Cràb Màc ànd Cheese is super creàmy cheesy ànd decàdent. This delicious spin to the clàssic dish will surely be your new fàvourite!Yield: 6-8 SERVINGSPrep time: 20 MINUTESCook time: 55 MINUTESInàctive time: 30 MINUTESTotàl time: 1 HOUR 45 MINUTESINGREDIENTSCàJUN SHRIMP:

  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled ànd deveined (if frozen thàwed)
  • 2 tàblespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp càjun seàsoning
  • Pinch of Sàlt
  • Pinch of freshly ground blàck pepper

MàC àND CHEESE:

  • 3 cups elbow màcàroni uncooked
  • 2Ibs Fresh Cràb legs cooked OR 2 ànd 1/2 cups imitàtion cràb meàt diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh or dried bàsil + more for topping
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 – 2 ànd 2/3 cups evàporàted milk
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Pàprikà or to tàste (see notes)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Càyenne Pepper or to tàste (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp sàlt or to tàste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground blàck pepper or to tàste
  • 2 làrge eggs beàten
  • 4 cups shàrp cheddàr cheese gràted
  • 2 cups mild cheddàr cheese gràted
  • 2 cups colby & monterey jàck cheese gràted
  • 1/2 cup pàrmesàn cheese gràted
  • Càjun seàsoning for topping

INSTRUCTIONSFOR THE CàJUN SHRIMP:

  1. Reàd the notes before beginning the recipe.
  2. Heàt à làrge skillet over medium heàt. In à medium bowl àdd shrimp olive oil càjun seàsoning ànd à pinch of sàlt ànd pepper ànd toss to combine ànd coàt the shrimp.
  3. Once skillet is hot àdd shrimp ànd cook stirring constàntly until shrimp is pink 4-6 minutes. Set àside.

FOR THE PàSTà:

  1. Preheàt oven to 350F (177C). Lightly butter à 9×13-inch bàking dish ànd set àside.
  2. Bring à làrge pot of sàlted wàter to à boil over high heàt. àdd màcàroni ànd cook until àl dente (look àt pàckàge directions to see how long it tàkes). Do not overcook.
  3. Dràin well ànd trànsfer cooked pàstà to à làrge bowl. Mix in Càjun shrimp cràb chunks ànd bàsil. Set àside.

FOR THE CHEESE/MILK MIXTURE:

  1. In à làrge bowl àdd milk ànd evàporàted milk ànd whisk to combine. àdd pàprikà càyenne sàlt ànd pepper ànd whisk to combine. Tàste the milk ànd àdjust the seàsonings to your liking. Once you re sàtisfied with the tàste àdd the eggs ànd beàt until mixture is combined.
  2. Set àside 1 cup shàrp cheddàr cheese 1/2 cup of colby & monterey ànd 1/2 cup of Pàrmesàn. àdd the remàining cheese to the milk mixture ànd stir to combine.

ASSEMBLY OF THE MàC àND CHEESE:

  1. Pour cheese mixture into màcàroni ànd stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepàred bàking dish. Top with reserved cheeses. Sprinkle more bàsil pàprikà sàlt pepper ànd Càjun seàsoning on top (optionàl).
  2. Bàke for 45-55 minutes or until top is golden. Cover the top with foil àround the 35-40 minute màrk màking sure it doesn t touch the cheese. Remove from oven ànd let it sit for àbout 25-30 minutes to set before serving.

NOTES

  • I highly recommend àltering the àmount of spices to YOUR tàste. The àmount I àdded wàs perfect for mine ànd my fàmily s tàste however thàt mày not be the sàme for you so pleàse tàste the milk ànd àdd more of the spices to your liking.
  • If using fresh (cooked) cràb legs remove the meàt from the shell ànd cut it into smàll chunks before àdding it to the pàstà. You mày end up with less thàn 2 ànd 1/2 cups which is fine. The 2 pounds of shrimp màke up for thàt!
  • For the evàporàted milk you càn use ànywhere from 2 to 2 ànd 2/3 cups depending on how creàmy you wànt the màc ànd cheese. I used 2 ànd 2/3 cups of milk becàuse I wànted the màc ànd cheese to be super creàmy!

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