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Crabmeat and Mushroom Au Gratin

Comment on this recipe

"Great company dish! And easy!"

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1 medium green pepper, cut in strips
1 medium red pepper, cut in strips
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups half-and-half ("lite" can be used)
1 can (equal to 7 ounces) crabmeat, drained, boned and flaked; reserve juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Melt 1/4 cup butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add peppers and mushrooms and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and salt. Cook 3 minutes, stirring or tossing occasionally.

Add half-and-half and reserved crabmeat liquid. Bring to a boil. Combine 2 tablespoons melted butter and flour and blend until smooth. Add crabmeat and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until crabmeat is heated through. Add to first mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste, if additional is needed.

Divide mixture among cooking shells or ramekins, or turn mixture into a 1- quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place shells, ramekins (or baking dish) on cookie sheet for easy handling and place under preheated boiler. Broil until cheese is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

Ron Schriefer
Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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