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- 2 medium white onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb crabmeat, picked over for cartilage
- 1 lb baby shrimp
- 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
- 1 (12 ounce) can medium pitted ripe olives, drained and halved
- 1 lb monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1 lb cheddar cheese, shredded
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- To toast walnuts, place in a shallow baking pan.
- Bake at 350*F (175*C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until walnuts are lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
- In large skillet, saute onions in butter until they become transparent.
- Remove from heat and add chilies, crab, shrimp, walnuts, and olives.
- Combine cheeses, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture for top of casserole.
- Stir remaining cheese into seafood mixture.
- In medium skillet, heat 1/4 inch oil.
- Fry tortillas, one a time, just long enough to soften, about 30 seconds.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Fill each tortilla with seafood filling, roll up and place seam side down in a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
- In medium saucepan, combine the half and half, sour cream, butter, oregano, salt and garlic powder, stirring constantly over medium heat until lukewarm and well blended.
- Remove from heat and pour sauce over enchiladas.
- Sprinkle enchiladas with reserved cheese.
- Bake at 350*F (175*C) for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
- Allow to set 5 minutes before serving.
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Whoo-Hoo-Hooooo!!! These enchiladas were divine. Thanks 1Steve. The only alteration was to use flour tortillas and I warmed them with a quick spin in the microwave. The filling was good and I loved the crunch of the toasted walnuts. The sauce was very rich and creamy--just as expected. Lots of cheese, too, which we adore. Thanks for sharing this 10-star winner.
Not a fan of cheese w/seafood but the girls wanted these. Used a blend of shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels. Nuked the tortillas as that is much easier and less mess; same result. Half the cheese and heavy cream instead of 1/2 & 1/2. Fresh herbs and fresh chilies. Pepper jack cheese on top. Came out well and the girls would give it a 5. The cheese and seafood jury is still out.
OMG!!!! These are just simply incredible!! The only thing I changed were the walnuts (was out of 'em) to Pine nuts and used fake crab meat cause I'm in Missouri and well the real thing is out of my budget. Oh and added a healthy dash of Old Bay seasoning. I kept re-reading the recipe cause I was sure this shouldn't be so easy to make. :-) Extremely filling and boy did I impress my dinner guests. tee hee Will be making this often.... THANKS!!!!
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