Shrimp and Crabmeat Madeira

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a very ellegant special dinner for two, but it can easily be increased for more servings. Originally from a February 1978 issue of Bon Appetit magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in saucepan; add shallots and saute until soft.
  2. Add mushrooms and saute until any liquid evaporates.
  3. Add shrimp and cook until they just begin to turn pink; add crab.
  4. Stir in Madeira and cook until almost completely reduced.
  5. Add tarragon,lemon juice and tomato paste and mix thoroughly.
  6. Combine yolks with cream and very slowly add to saucepan, mixing constantly; add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Heat through completely.
  8. Serve over linguine that has been cooked al dente, top with chopped parsley and serve.


Most Helpful

Elegant, easy and delicious. We enjoyed this very much for dinner a few nights ago. Thanks for posting!

Dr. Jenny February 05, 2012

I've been looking for this recipe for years. Thank you for posting it. My friend used to make it and it is very, very delicious.

phart August 25, 2009

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