Gratinče of Crab (Gratinče de Coquilles St Jacques)
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Author: Bob and Robin Young

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Think of this with a good bottle of Pinot Grigio.

A variation from using scallops. We use Blue crabmeat.
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5 Tbs    Butter, unsalted  
1 sm    Onion  
1 lbs    Blue Crabmeat  
1Ľ cups    dry White Wine  
2˝ cups    Béchamel  
˝ tsp    dry Mustard  
4˝ Tbs    Vermouth  
1 pinch    Cayenne pepper  
2 cups    soft White Breadcrumbs  
  Salt and Pepper to taste  
1 Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2 Melt ˝ of the butter over low heat. Chop the onion very fine and soften it in the butter. Add the crabmeat and pour in the wine. Bring to a boil and then simmer gently for 1 minute. Remove the crab from the broth and reserve. Boil the broth hard to reduce to about Ľ.
3 Fold the crabmeat into ˝ of the béchamel. Add the mustard, vermouth, cayenne, the reduced broth and salt and pepper to taste.
4 Spoon the mixture into 6 ovenproof dishes. Coat with the rest of the béchamel. Melt the rest of the butter and mix with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over each portion and bake for 12-15 minutes in a hot oven.
Servings: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour
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