Creamy Seafood over Toast Points
- 6 (12inch) slices Byerly's Artisan Vienna Bread
- no stick cooking spray
- 4 tablespoons Butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 3 tablespoons Flour
- 2 1/2 cups Milk, preferably 2% milk
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
- 1 pound shrimp (26-30 count), raw, peeled and deveined
- 2 6 12 ounce) cans Miller's Select Imperial Lumb Crabmeat
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, completely drained
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon White Pepper
An elegant presentation with a sensational taste.
- Place bread slices on baking sheet. Spray tops of bread with no stick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 400 F oven until slightly brown on top (about 10-12 minutes). Remove from oven. In large non-reactive saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shallots; saute 1 minute. Stir in flour, craeting a roux. Stir roux until just fragrant, but not darkened (about 1 minute). Whisk in milk, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until sauce thickens (about 4-6 minutes). Add shrimp and sherry and continue cooking until shrimp are opaque (about 4-6 minutes). Remove from heat; very gently stir in crab and parsley. Set aside; keep warm. In large skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add spinach; saute 3 minutes, breaking up pieces. Stir in salt and pepper. Set aside; keep warm.
- To Assemble: Cut each slice of bread in half diagonally and place on serving platter. Top each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon wilted spinach. Divide seafood sauce evenly over spinach. For a main dish serving, place two diagonal slices of bread at angles overlapping one another on a plate. Top with 2 tablespoons wilted spinach. Divide seafood sauce evenly among plates. Serve immediately.
- Tip: Lump crabmeat is very delicate. Be sure to stir as little as possible after adding crab to sauce. It will start to shred with very little stirring.
* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.