Seafood Mac & Cheese

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Kathy Williams

By
@KMW2013

Saltine crackers would do well as a topping as would the shell macaroni. Very tasty dish.

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Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    macaroni, elbow
  • 3-4 slice
    bacon,
  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 medium
    carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp
    celery salt
  • 2 tsp
    garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/3 c
    dry vermouth
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayanne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    gouda cheese grated
  • 1 can(s)
    tuna
  • 1 can(s)
    crabmeat
  • 1-2 c
    small cooked shrimp
  • 1 c
    sweet green peas
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs

How to Make Seafood Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook macaroni, drain and set a side. Cook bacon until crispy, set a side. Grate cheeses.
    In a medium sauce pan heat 3 tablespoons bacon drippings over medium heat. Add onions and carrots, season with celery salt and pepper. Cook until soft. Add garlic and cook a minute more.
  2. Raise heat and add the vermouth and let it cook off until all gone. Lower heat and add flour and stir and cook for a minute. Whisk in chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring constantly until thickens. Add the old bay seasonings, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Add the cheddar and gouda cheese. Stir and cook until mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste. Add more of old bay, cayenne, salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Stir in tuna, crab meat, cooked shrimp and peas.
    Place cooked macaroni in a large casserole dish, pour seafood mixture over the noodles and stir until all combined. Top with cheddar and gouda cheese.
    Crumble the bacon on top and sprinkle bread crumbs and small pats of butter on top. Sprinkle a little old bay seasoning over all. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

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About Seafood Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Seafood Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American



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