Cajun Shrimp Loaded Baked Potato

Ingredients :
Potato & Stuffing:
4 large potatoes
½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled & deveined, leaving the tail on (save shells for stock)

½ cup crawfish tail meat

8 oz Italian 6 cheese blend, shredded

2 tbsp. cooking oil

olive oil

Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, to taste

Sherry Cream Sauce

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 large garlic cloves, minced

2 medium shallots, diced

¼ cup brandy, flambéed (ignite) is optional

2 cups sherry wine

1 cup shrimp stock

¼ cup crawfish juice, drained from crawfish packaging

1 cup heavy whipping cream

½ cup crawfish tail meat

½ cup green onions, sliced for garnish

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter, garlic, and shallots. Sautee lightly for about 2 minutes; add brandy and flambé (ignite), stirring constantly.

Add the wine, shrimp stock, and crawfish juice and reduce it by half.
Add heavy whipping cream and continue cooking.

When the sauce is at a smooth consistency, stir in the remaining butter and mix well.

Add remaining Crawfish tail meat and cook for another 2 minutes. (The sauce should have the consistency of Alfredo Sauce.)

Hint: If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with a little chicken broth. If the sauce is too runny, thicken it by adding more heavy whipping cream until the desired consistency is reached.

Spoon some of the sauce over each potato then top with the cheese.
Bake the potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Plating:

Divide the sauce among 4 plates, spooning it directly onto the middle of the plate.

Add the baked potato to the center of the plate then spoon a generous amount of sauce over each potato and garnish with the green onions. Enjoy!

Makes 4 Servings

Nutrition Facts:
Per Serving: 451 calories; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 6.3g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 182mg; iron 3.2mg; sodium 546mg; calcium 124mg.

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