Crabmeat & Portobello Mushroom Au Gratin

5 Feb

About a weekend ago, I was watching the Food Network Asia channel and one of the chefs was raving about a certain Crabmeat Au Gratin dish that he had. They did show how the dish was made and I thought, why not? All I needed to do was grab some crab meat and start cracking.

Ok, I ain’t gonna buy live crabs and fish out the meat myself. I took the easy way out and bought those frozen crab meat from NTUC. Each packet is about 250 grams. Grabbed some other fresh products and I was ready to cook this, with a little help from Chef Emeril Lagasse πŸ™‚

This dish was very creamy because I was not accustomed to having zilch potatoes in au gratin. But if you wish to add potatoes or even prawns/oysters, I don’t see any reason why not. Now, go bake yourself some sinfully yummy au gratin πŸ˜‰

Crabmeat & Portobello Mushroom Au GratinIngredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mixture of Mozzarella / Parmesan / Cheddar cheese
  • 500 grams crab meat
  • 200 grams sliced portobello mushrooms
  • Salt & white pepper, to taste
  • Ground nutmeg

Directions
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

In a saute pan over high heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly for one minute. Then whisk in milk, a little at a time. Season with salt and white pepper. Add a few dashes of ground nutmeg. Bring liquid to boil and then reduce heat to medium-low. Add the mushrooms and crab meat and allow the liquid to simmer for four to six minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.

Lightly grease the ovenproof dish. Spoon mixture into the dish and sprinkle the top with remaining cheese. Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and serve warm.

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2 Responses to “Crabmeat & Portobello Mushroom Au Gratin”

  1. Isna June 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    Thanks for sharing this dear.. Where do I put the sliced potatoes? On top and cover it with more cheese and into the oven? Thanks so much dear. I’m trying this out soon Insya Allah.

    • cadymcbronzie June 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

      Hi Isna,

      You can actually place the potatoes at the bottom, spoon the mixture and add cheese. You can repeat these steps once your casserole dish is almost full. Hope this helps and good luck πŸ™‚

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