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    Sarasota's Cajun Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    SarasotaCook's Note:

    I love Lobster Mac and Cheese, but it is just too expensive. So this was my answer. However I like to add a few different cheeses to mine, celery for some crunch and pancetta for extra flavor with a cracker crumb topping.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Shrimp and Pasta Mixture

    Cheese Sauce

    Topping

    • 1 cup cracker crumb (I used Ritz)
    • 1 teaspoon parsley
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sauce -- In a medium pot on medium heat, add the butter and melt, then add the flour and mix well to make a roux. Slowly add in the milk and bring to a low boil to let the sauce thicken. Then add in the cheeses, salt, pepper and cajun seasoning to taste. Cook just until melted.
    2. 2
      Pancetta -- In a medium size saute pan, add 1 tablespoon of the butter and saute the pancetta. NOTE: If using bacon, skip the butter, the bacon has enough fat. Saute until golden brown.
    3. 3
      If you are using the bacon, reserve 1 teaspoon of the bacon drippings and omit the butter when sauteing the shrimp and vegetables.
    4. 4
      Vegetables and Shrimp -- Now, to that same pan add the vegetables and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Then add the shrimp and stir just to mix everything together. Remove immediately, the shrimp will continue cooking in the oven.
    5. 5
      Pasta -- Cook the pasta according to directions - al dente, drain well, return to the pot.
    6. 6
      Combine -- In the pot with the pasta, add the shrimp and vegetable mixture, the cheese sauce, bacon and mix well. Pour into a 13x9 casserole dish lightly sprayed with pam or a non-stick spray.
    7. 7
      Topping -- Melt the butter in a measuring cup in the microwave and add the cracker crumbs and parsley and mix well. Top over the casserole dish.
    8. 8
      Bake -- In a preheated 350 degree oven, bake the dish covered for 20 minutes, uncover and cook another 10-15 until golden brown and bubbly. Remember everything is already cooked, it doesn't take too long. Enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sarasota's Cajun Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1063.6
     
    Calories from Fat 595
    55%
    Total Fat 66.1 g
    101%
    Saturated Fat 40.2 g
    201%
    Cholesterol 296.5 mg
    98%
    Sodium 794.2 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 63.4 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 2.4 g
    9%
    Protein 53.1 g
    106%

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