Crabmeat Custard With Herbed Beurre Blanc

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

A classic Custard served with a drizzle of French herbed butter.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. First the custard:.
  2. Place the oven rack to the middle position in the oven, and set oven to 325°F.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the half and half just until steam rises from the pan.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. In a small skillet, melt the 2 teaspoons of butter and briefly saute the shallots, just until limp.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until slightly thickened, add the salt, pepper, and sauteed shallots.
  8. Add the flaked crabmeat and stir to combine.
  9. Place the prepared ramekins in a baking pan with high sides.
  10. Distribute the crabmeat mixture evenly in each ramekin.
  11. Pour water until halfway up sides of the ramekins.
  12. Bake the custards for 30-35 minutes.
  13. Herbed Beurre Blanc.
  14. In a heavy medium saucepan over high heat, combine the vinegar, vermouth, shallots salt and pepper and boil until reduced to no more than 1/4 cup.
  15. Set aside until ready to serve custard.
  16. Just before serving, return the shallot mixture to a low heat and melt the butter, piece by piece, whicking until it is all incorporated.
  17. Stop immediately that the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  18. Add the chives and parsley.
  19. Unmold the custard, by running a knife around the edges, onto individual plates, and spoon the herbed butter sauce over each one.
  20. Serve immediately.

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