Creamy bacon&crabmeat Chardonnay sauce

Cindy Rice

By
@Syndilou

This is great, if ya love crab..we, however, do not like crab..( have no idea what I was thinking..lol)
And this was good..soooo..if ya like crab..you're gonna love this..:)
I wanted something different, and unusual..wanted to step it up a but , so to speak..I originally bought my crab meat for stuffed mushrooms.( not gonna use it for that now..lol), like I said..no idea what I was thinking..lol), I had an idea of the taste I wanted.sooo I started creating..:)
Bear in mind that "ALL" measurements are definitely approximate..as absolutely nothing was measured..:( but I've tried to guess:)

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Serves:
4-6
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 big can(s)
crabmeat, canned special, chicken of the sea
Approx1/4#
bacon,diced up pieces( thick sliced)
Approx.1/2 c
chardonnay
As needed
1/2&1/2 creamer/milk
1 pt
heavy cream, cold/heavy whipping cream
As needed
1% milk
1 stick
butter, room temperature
1 large
onion, chopped
1/4 lg. pkg
mushrooms, lg, white
appx.3-4 tsp
tarragon, dried
basil, dried, ( sprinkled a few times across the pan)
1-2 Tbsp
feta cheese, ( crumbled fine, sprinkled)
2-3 Tbsp
cream cheese
4 large
garlic cloves
As needed
white pepper
As needed
garlic sea salt
As needed
sea salt
4 Tbsp
bacon grease
Sprinkled
allspice, ground( 2-4 passes across the top)
1/4-1/2 c
parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 Tbsp
mincemeat sauce( only sauce/juice..no chunks of fruit or anything) may leave out..

Step-By-Step

1NOTE: MEASUREMENTS GIVEN ARE DEFINITELY GUESSTAMATED..as well as INSTRUCTIONS...
But, this should give you a basic concept and will still turn out good/great..maybe even better then mine..:)
2Let's get started..:)
Place butter in large sauce pan..turn on burner to med/low ..
Slice your onion and dice it up into large pieces..put in pan..slice your mushrooms, thickly..and put in pan..
3Slice and mince your garlic cloves and put in pan..sauté all ..till onions and mushrooms start to brown up just a bit..sprinkle some tarragon across the top of all, about twice, but sprinkle it lightly, not heavy handed..:(.. Sprinkle some basil across all as well, a tad bit more basil than tarragon..then sprinkle some garlic sea salt over all..lightly...once over..lightly sprinkle some allspice over all..( remember, you just want a hint..),
4Stir to mix..continue to sauté ..pour in about 1/4 cup Chardonnay..continue to simmer for a bit longer..add your crab meat, break it up good..(incidentally, raw lump crab meat would be so much better, and you would now slice it up and cook in pan now..) ( I bought the wrong kind of crab:(.. Live and learn..)
5If using raw, fresh..sauté till done.. Now place your cream cheese in pan..mush, mash, stir... Crumble your feta into pan..( very small crumbles...), stir..pour in about 1/2-3/4 pint heavy cream..stirring frequently..till thickened..add more tarragon, basil, garlic sea salt and all spice..
6Note..when you put your crab meat..remember to drain the juices( or squeeze) , into pan w/the crab..also..nows the time to dice up ab1/4# of your bacon and fry..put half bacon into sauce once it is almost done..add about 3-4 TBL.bacon grease as well..stir good..when all done ..sprinkle the remainder of bacon pieces over the top..do not stir.ince you've done that..
7Okay..once it has begun to thicken..add about a 1/4 cup more Chardonnay ..continue to simmer gently till thick..thin out w/1/2&1/2..continue to simmer..add some sprinkles of white pepper across the top..you want a hint not overpowering..
You'll want to thicken..then thin out w/1% milk..continue to simmer , remember to stir frequently..
8About 4 or 5 times you will thicken and then thin out..and on the last time you will be done..adding spices conservatively each time you thicken/or thin..add a few sprinkle of freshly ground sea salt along the way..
And sprinkle ( once ) a little garlic powder across the top ( lightly..)
9Boil up some egg noodles..ladle some sauce over noodles..sprinkle a little black pepper over the top w/a little freshly ground sea salt..
10And enjoy!
Seve w/fresh cooked cauliflower on the side..:)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Soy Free