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Shrimp and Crab al Forno

Shrimp and Crab al Forno

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 549
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins at 350°F
  • Cook: 9 mins
  • Broil: 2 mins on HIGH
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (1 1/3 cups) orzo
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 shallots, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 8 ounces lump or claw crabmeat (such as Phillips)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Cook orzo 2 minutes less than package directions, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, lemon juice and zest. Bring to a simmer and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 3/4 cup of the Parmesan until melted. Turn off heat and stir in cooked orzo, shrimp, crabmeat, parsley, salt and cayenne.
  3. Pour mixture into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Top with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly. Turn broiler on HIGH and broil 2 minutes, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Information for Shrimp and Crab al Forno

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 549 cal., 16 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 182 mg chol., 903 mg sodium, 58 g carb. (3 g fiber), 44 g pro.

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