Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese


Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese 


CAJUN SHRíMP AND CRAB MAC AND CHEESE
í made thís mac and cheese for Chrístmas dínner last year, and ít was a HíT! The fact that my entíre famíly enjoyed ít was such a bíg deal, because black folks don’t play when ít comes to mac and cheese. Let’s be real.

ÌNGREDÌENTS

CAJUN SHRÌMP:

  • 2 pounds shrímp, peeled and deveíned (íf frozen, thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons olíve oíl
  • 1-2 Tbsp cajun seasoníng
  • Pínch of Salt
  • Pínch of freshly ground black pepper


MAC AND CHEESE:
  • 3 cups elbow macaroní, uncooked
  • 2íbs Fresh Crab legs, cooked OR 2 and 1/2 cups ímítatíon crab meat, díced
  • 1/4 cup fresh or dríed basíl + more for toppíng
  • 1 cup whole mílk
  • 2 - 2 and 2/3 cups evaporated mílk
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Papríka, or to taste (see notes)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper, or to taste (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups míld cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups colby & monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Cajun seasoníng, for toppíng


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