Czarina Sauce with Shrimp (or Crawfish)

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

Makes 6-8 servings

ingredients
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup julienned onions
1 cup julienned yellow squash*
1 cup julienned zucchini*
1 teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic®
1 tablespoon lemon juice
peeled, fresh, cooked shrimp or crawfish tails
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (preferably imported)
how to prepare

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat.  Add the onion, squash and zucchini and sauté until vegetables start to get tender, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the Seafood Magic® or seafood seasoning and continue cooking about 1 minute.  Add the lemon juice and fresh shrimp or crawfish and cook 1 minute.  Stir in the cream, the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and the Parmesan cheese.  Cook until heated through, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and serve immediately, allowing about ½ cup sauce per serving.

*Julienned strips should be cut so that all squash and zucchini slices have skin on one surface.

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