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Old 09-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Here's what it all looked like when it was done.
Oh, and the sauce was a simple butter/lemon sauce with cream, thickened with egg yolk. It worked very well. My only disappointment was that the texture was almost mushy with the shrimp blended into the cheeses, even with the egg mixed in before baking. I purchased a can of Chicken of the Sea lump crab. When I opened it, it contained a few small lumps, and a lot of crab mush. That crab was supposed to give me some interesting texture. Fortunately, I had saved some of the shrimp to cut into pieces. That helped a bit.

Overall, the flavor was very good. I need to work on the texture though. Oh well, that's what happens when you create something new, without using a recipe.

DW liked the flavor, but was turned off completely by the texture. Maybe I should have added fried bacon.

Ingredients:
6 tbs. marscapone cheese
4 tbs. cottage cheese
36 shrimp
4 oz. canned crab meat
1 tbs sugar
2 tbs. lemon juice1/2 onion, minced
1 large egg
6 cooked manicotti shells
1 tsp. butter (to butter the baking dish)

Combine half of the shrimp, the cheese, lemon juice, egg, onion, and sugar in a blender until smooth. Boil the manicotti shells for 7 minutes.

Dice the unused shrimp. Mix into the rest of the filling ingredients. Fill pasta shells and place in a buttered casserole dish. Cover with any leftover filling. Place in a 350' F oven for 45 minutes.

While the pasta is baking, make your favorite sides, and the butter/cream/lemon sauce. Make the sauce 5 minutes before the pasta is done.

Serve hot with sauce drizzled over the pasta.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:41 AM   #12
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Looks fantastic!

If you are looking for a sturdier texture maybe a bread based fish stuffing mixture or a crab cake recipe would be a good place to start. Then you could load it up with shrimp and maybe maybe a little mild cheese that would telegraph when you try to take a forkful.

It looks like it is definitely worth perfecting, good luck Chief!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #13
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I like the crab cake idea, subbing in the chopped shrimp and lemon for liquid. Yum, I may have to try this.

Looks great Chief!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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I had two leftover manicotti and so, as DW didn't really care for them, I sprinkled some Old Bay on top, squeezed on more lemon-butter sauce, and heated them in the microwave. They were much better. The sauce really worked well. I agree that the way to firm them would be to use maybe some breadcrumbs and egg, and use chopped shrimp and crab meat. I think they would have benefited from a sprinkling of panko bread crumbs on top, seasoned with Old Bay.

But this first attempt wasn't bad at all. Also, the microwave dried out the filling just a bit, which improved the texture, and concentrated the shrimp and crab flavors.

So, let's review; chunkier and drier filling, keep the butter-lemon sauce, add Old Bay for color and flavor, Sprinkle on some panko bread crumbs.

You know what might be even better? I'm thinking this would make an incredible ravioli, especially with the crab/shrimp cake filling. Add a bit of freshly grated Parmigiano Regiano on top when served. Cook the raviolis until tender, then saute' in brown butter and lemon. Now that sounds yummy.

One of you who have access to good lump crab has to try this and let me know how it works.

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