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Crab Stuffed Shrimp Recipe for Two

crab stuffed shrimp on a platter

Crab Stuffed Shrimp are delicious, decadent and impressive. Large shrimp are butterflied and filled with a cream cheese, crab and chive filling, then baked to perfection.

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This dish makes a great appetizer for a small dinner party. It also works great as a lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal for two.

How to make Crab Stuffed Shrimp:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 C).

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Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Peel the shrimp leaving the tail on.

Butterfly the shrimp by inserting a knife about three-quarters of the way into shrimp near the head and cut nearly all the way down the center of the shrimp’s back to the tail. Remove the vein with the tip of your knife.

10 butterflied shrimp on a cutting board

Using your hands, open the flesh of the shrimp until it lies flat.

Place the shrimp on the prepared baking sheet and gently press the flat end to make them slightly flatter.

Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.

Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

If the crab meat is in chunks, chop until it is minced.

In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, cream cheese, Panko bread crumbs, chives, and crab meat.

crab and cream cheese mixture whisked in a bowl

Spoon the cream cheese mixture equally into the butterflied shrimp. A melon baller or a rounded teaspoon works great for this.

10 shrimp on a baking sheet stuffed with crab mixture

Curl the shrimp tails over top of the cream cheese mixture.

Bake for 5 – 8 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with the fresh lemon juice, if desired. Serve immediately.

crab stuffed shrimp

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Yield: 10 - 12 Shrimp

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Crab Stuffed Shrimp are delicious, decadent and impressive. Large shrimp are butterflied and filled with a cream cheese, crab and chive filling, then baked to perfection.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 - 12 shrimp (size 16 – 20 per bag)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp jarred minced garlic
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp chives
  • 6 oz can premium white crab meat (drained)
  • Fresh lemon juice for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 C).
    2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
    3. Peel shrimp leaving tail on.
    4. Butterfly shrimp by inserting a knife about three-quarters of the way into shrimp near the head and cut nearly all the way down the center of the shrimp's back to the tail. Remove the vein with the tip of your knife.
    5. Using your hands, open the flesh of the shrimp until it lies flat.
    6. Place shrimp on prepared baking sheet and gently press the flat end to make them slightly flatter.
    7. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.
    8. Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 30 seconds.
    9. If crab meat is in chunks, chop until it is minced.
    10. In a bowl, whisk together minced garlic, cream cheese, Panko bread crumbs, chives, and crab meat.
    11. Spoon cream cheese mixture equally into butterflied shrimp. A melon baller or a rounded teaspoon works great for this.
    12. Curl shrimp tails over top of cream cheese mixture.
    13. Bake 5 - 8 minutes.
    14. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice, if desired. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 160mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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