Captain Jack's shells, cheese and shrimp

Jackie O'Callaghan

By
@foodwithjackieo

Grown up mac and cheese!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 box
shell macaroni
1 stick
unsalted butter
2 c
grated monterey jack cheese
2 c
grated sharp white cheddar
1 1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 c
half and half
1/4 c
milk
fresh chopped chives
cayenne pepper
cooking oil
panko bread crumbs
1 tsp
sugar
1-1.5 lb
raw, cleaned, deveined shrimp

TOPPING

1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 c
panko breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp
chopped flat parsley
black pepper to taste
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil shells in salted water until al dente
Preheat oven to 425
Mix Panko and cayenne pepper
Dredge shrimp in egg or milk, and then into breadcrumb mixture
Heat oil in skillet
Fry shrimp until pink
Drain shrimp on napkin
Drain shells and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish
Melt butter, cream, cheeses, milk, chives, sugar and pepper in another large pan
Pour mixture over shells
Chop shrimp and add to cheese shell mixture
Top with 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, breadcrumbs and little pats of butter and red pepper flakes for extra heat if you desire
Cook for 20-25 minutes

Serve with tomatoes or a nice green salad.

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