Crab Au Gratin

Recipe by Caroline Cooks
READY IN: 14mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat broiler.
  • In a small heavy saucepan cook carrot, celery, and bell pepper in butter over moderate heat, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Add broth, wine, and tarragon and boil mixture until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon.
  • Add cream, ¼ cup Parmesan, and boil sauce until thickened, 1- 2 minutes.
  • Stir in crab meat, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste and divide mixture between two 1-cup shallow baking dishes.
  • Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over mixture and set dishes in shallow baking pan.
  • Broil gratin about 4” from heat 2 minutes, or until bubbling and golden, and serve with toasts.
  • Serve with thinly sliced French bread, lightly toasted.
  • Variation: Using Portabello Mushrooms: Remove gills and broil (gill side down) about 2 minutes. With gill side up fill with mixture and return to broiler until golden on top.
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