Super delish!! A touch of ground Habanero does the trick!!
- 1 box Manicotti cooked al dente
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 10 oz cooked large shrimp chopped
- 10 oz lump crab meat chopped
- 1 small white onion minced
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 2 tbs milk
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tsp ground Habanero
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- to taste Salt & Pepper
Cook pasta to al dente, drain and cool
Mix remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
Stuff mixture into manicotti tubes. Place in a baking dish and chill in refrigerator for an hour.
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add garlic over low/medium heat and sauté for about a minute. Add flour to make a rue. Slowly add milk while stirring constantly. increase heat to just over medium and stir occasionally until sauce thickens. Do not boil. Add grated Parmesan and stir occasionally for about 5 mins. Sauce will continue to thicken.
Remove stuffed manicotti from refrigerator and pour 3/4 of the sauce over manicotti until mostly covered. Bake @ 350° for 25 mins or until bubbly.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 mins uncovered. Serve on a plate and use remaining sauce to top along with fresh parsley (optional)
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