Crabmeat Avery

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

2½ tablespoons unsalted butter
⅓ cup finely chopped onions
⅓ cup finely chopped celery
⅓ cup finely chopped green bell peppers
¼ cup finely chopped green onions
½ teaspoon minced garlic
6 tablespoons mayonnaise, in all
4 teaspoons Creole mustard (preferred) or brown mustard
2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
2 teaspoons Worcetershire sauce
1 tablespoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic® OR
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meat Magic® OR
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish Magic®
1 teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Pepper Sauce®
1 egg
1 pound lump crabmeat (picked over)
½ cup heavy cream
how to prepare

Combine the butter, onions, celery, bell peppers, green onions and garlic in a 1-quart saucepan; sauté over high heat until vegetables are tender but still firm, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat. Add 2½ tablespoons of the mayonnaise, the mustard, Worcestershire, Magic Seasoning Blend®, and Magic Pepper Sauce®, stirring well.  Beat in the egg with a metal whisk.  Add crabmeat to vegetable mixture and gently toss, leaving lumps intact as much as possible.  Spoon into eight ½ cup ovenproof ramekins.  Pour 1 tablespoon cream over the top of each, then spread a thin, even layer of the remaining mayonnaise on top and sprinkle with paprika.  Bake at 350o until brown and bubbly, about 15-18 minutes.  Serve immediately.

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