Captain Jack's shells, cheese and shrimp

Jackie O'Callaghan


Grown up mac and cheese!

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25 Min
25 Min


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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
fresh chopped chives
cayenne pepper
cooking oil
panko bread crumbs
1 tsp
1-1.5 lb
raw, cleaned, deveined shrimp


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

How to Make Captain Jack's shells, cheese and shrimp


  • 1Boil 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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