Lets talk mac n'cheese, there is nothing better than having homemade creamy baked mac n'cheese on a rainy summer night. Unless of course you have seafood then it becomes Coastal Baked Mac n'Cheese. This recipe is full of flavor and involves crab, shrimp, parmesan and garlic. This is comfort food taken to the next level.
The recipe goes as follows:
Coastal Baked Mac n'Cheese
- 2-Cups Heavy Cream
- 1&1/2-Cup Parmesan Cheese + more
- 2-Cups of shells (water ever pasta you like)
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 3-Tbs Flour
- 1/4-Cup Butter
- Salt & Pepper
- 2-Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
- 1-Tsp Cayenne Pepper (can be omitted)
- 2-Cups of Croutons (blended/crushed to become bread crumbs)
- Green Onions thinly Sliced
- 1/2 pkg of Shrimp chopped
- 1-pkg of Crab
Boil Pasta according to package.
In a pan melt butter toss in garlic & saute till aroma, then add in shrimp, crab,1-Tbs old bay, salt and pepper,saute till shrimp is opaque. Remove the seafood from the pan and toss in flour and mix till a paste forms. At this point add in the heavy cream and stir till a little thick. Then toss in pasta, cheese, old bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper, and seafood stir a few minutes. Taste, then lower heat and let it simmer. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. After five minutes turn off heat, Place pasta in a sprayed pan, top with bread crumbs and more cheese then place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until bread crumbs are golden brown. Remove from heat, top with sliced green onions and serve.
Till Next Time,