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Cheesy Seafood Fondue

Serves: 4
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3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 onion, chopped
1 cup shrimp stock or water
1/2 cup white wine
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
4 shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 oysters, shucked
Blackening seasoning
1 cup chopped spinach
4 mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces lump crab meat
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated


Heat oven to broil. 

In a saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons butter, flour and onion. Cook over medium heat until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Slowly stir in stock or water and white wine, whisking until smooth. Add cayenne pepper and salt and simmer 10 minutes. Add cream and simmer 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a saute pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. ​​​​​​Season shrimp and oysters with blackening seasoning and saute in butter about 2 minutes per side. Add spinach, mushrooms, crab meat and green onions. Saute until mushrooms and spinach soften, about 2 minutes.

Fold in reserved cream sauce and bring to a simmer. Pour mixture into a heatproof dish. Top with grated cheese. Place under a broiler until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately with garlic bread.


Per serving (without garlic bread): 491 calories (percent of calories from fat, 77), 20 grams protein, 11 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 42 grams fat, 194 milligrams cholesterol, 1,089 milligrams sodium.

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