Thursday, February 7, 2008

Shrimp & Crab Enchilada

Many people think of Lent as the time Catholics give up meat on Fridays so here's a scrumptious recipe for seafood enchiladas that's really good for anytime of the year.

3/4 cp Manchego
3/4 cp Queso Fresco
(or 1/1/2 cp Monterrey Jack)
1 cp Crema Mexicana or Sour Cream
3 tbsp Butter
1/4 cp Green Onions - diced
1 tbsp Jalepeno - seeded & minced
1/4 cp each Red & Green Bell Pepper - diced
2 1/2 cp Crab Meat - pre-cooked
2 1/2 cp Raw Shrimp - peiled & deveined
1/2 cp Fresh Cilantro - chopped
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
12 Corn Tortillas
2 cps Green Enchilada Sauce


Pre-heat oven to 350°
In large saucepan, melt butter and sauté onions, jalapeños and bell peppers for 2 minutes. Add seafood, cilantro, cumin and salt & pepper. Stir to mix thoroughly and sauté 3 more minutes. Remove from heat to cool, add crema and cheeses.

Heat enchilada sauce in saucepan. Dip each tortilla and stack on plate. To assemble, spoon 2 - 3 tablespoons seafood mix into each tortilla, roll up and place seam down in greased 9x12 baking dish. Cover with enchilada sauce and bake 30 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with remaining cheese and return to oven for 5-7 minutes. Garnish with crumbled Cotija cheese or drizzle crema and avocados.

Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let set 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with Mexican crema or sour cream, sprinkle with Cotija cheese and slices of avocado.

Servings: 6