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Crab Mornay

1 large mud crab, cooked, or frozen crab
2 teaspoons butter
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
freshly ground pepper
1 pinch basil
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons warm white sauce
mashed potato (optional)
grated cheese
fine brown breadcrumbs (optional)
parsley

Remove the meat from the crab, or allow frozen crab to thaw naturally.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan, add shallots and fry gently.
Add pepper, basil and the crab meat, heat through gently. Be careful
not to overcook. Add wine and white sauce, mix well, reheat. Pour
mixture over a base of dry, buttered mashed potatoes, in an ovenproof
dish. Alternatively, omit mashed potatoes, and place crab mixture
in scallop shells or ramekins. Top with remaining butter, in dabs,
and grated cheese mixed, if you like, with some fine brown
bread.crumbs. Place dish under griller for. a few minutes to brown
cheese. Decorate with parsley and serve. Serves 2 as main course,
4 as an entree

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