I don’t do crab. As far as seafood goes, for me it’s shrimp, scallops, or fried fish. That’s it. But the Spousal Unit loves crab, so while I was cruising around the Interwebs this morning I saw a fantastic looking mac-n-cheese recipe that looked like it would handle some lump crab nicely. Here is that link, and I highly recommend that you poke around this website – some great recipes on here!
So, off to the local grocery, in search of crab. We found it alright, at $28 for a small container. Um, NOPE. So, we settled for the imitation stuff. He’s eaten it a lot, likes it, says it’s fine, so at 1/3 the price, we checked out and headed home.
Now, this recipe comes together beautifully. I did substitute on the seasonings – I know, you’re shocked. But I felt like Old Bay seasoning would be better for this application, so that’s what we used. I also did 1/2 mozz and 1/2 sharp cheddar, with provolone slices in the middle.
For the topping, I used Ritz crackers. We Love Ritz Crackers. Just sayin’.
This bakes up very pretty, and even with the dreaded crab element, I have to say it smelled fantastic. I halved it between 2 smaller pans so that we could share it with his parents for a Christmas Eve lunch. Try this recipe if you like seafood. I’m thinking you’ll like it!