Crab Meat Stuffed Shrimp
photo by Oliver1010
- Ready In:
24 depending on shrimp count
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- soft breadcrumbs, equal to a hamburger bun
- 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 lb lump crabmeat (best available)
- 1 lb med to large shrimp (Royal Reds are best)
- parmesan cheese (optional)
- Peel shrimp leaving tails and slice down middle deveining as you go.
- Lay on greased cookie sheet to form a circle with the tail pointing up.
- (Fan the tail out for beauty and handle) Mix first 7 ingredients and gently fold into crabmeat.
- Place a spoonful of crabmeat mixture on top of the circle.
- Top with fresh parmesan (optional) Place cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, remove with spatula to serving tray, Serve immediately.
- Also, try stuffing mushrooms which only take 10-15 minutes in the oven, same temp.
- To prepare for a party, prepare trays, cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator, then just place in oven when ready and serve in 15 minutes!
- Having medium shrimp saves money and makes more of a finger-food size.
- I've made extra and frozen some to be used as side dishes.
- If you can't get seafood where you live, you can order all supplies from a seafood place in Florida- Joe Patti's Seafood online.
- Even mid-westerners can enjoy a special fresh seafood treat.
This is not only a delicious recipe the presentation is fabulous! You have a lovely after flavor left in your mouth from the combination of ingredients. I arranged the prawns with their tails sitting up just as you suggested and it really made an attractive appetizer. I agree that medium prawns are best. I put on the parmesan cheese and it gave a golden finish. Next time I will arrange the prawns in circles of three, one person servings) and put a spoonful of crab in the center of each 3 group. I can not get fresh crab but I bought canned crab chunks - You need the chunks - I suppose you could use artificial but for this recipe I like REAL crab - This is a special appetizer for special people Thanks Laurita for an elegant, very delicious appetizer 5 star all the way
FAB-U-LOUS! I used both shrimp and mushrooms, I couldn't choose which one I liked the best--both tasted incredible. Your guests and/or family will be impressed! My husband said it made him feel so special that I would go through all that trouble... heehee --I never told him how easy it was to make ;-) A Keeper...thanks for sharing...Pi-E
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