creamy bacon&crabmeat chardonnay sauce

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By Cindy Rice
from Springfield, VT

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:)

serves 4-6
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy bacon&crabmeat chardonnay sauce

  • 1/2 big can
    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 lg
    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 lg
    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..
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How To Make creamy bacon&crabmeat chardonnay sauce

  • 1
    NOTE: 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..:)
  • 2
    Let'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..
  • 3
    Slice 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..),
  • 4
    Stir 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..)
  • 5
    If 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..
  • 6
    Note..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..
  • 7
    Okay..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..
  • 8
    About 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..)
  • 9
    Boil up some egg noodles..ladle some sauce over noodles..sprinkle a little black pepper over the top w/a little freshly ground sea salt..
  • 10
    And enjoy! Seve w/fresh cooked cauliflower on the side..:)
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