Manicotti is a versatile dish to make and it works with a great many meats and many types of fish. I had posted a recipe before for Sausage and Cheese Manicotti and I wanted to make on with just shrimp and crab. Of course I had to use my two manicotti staples; garlic and spinach.
Shrimp & Crab Manicotti
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in half
1-6 oz can of pink crab meat
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon parsley
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce of choice
6 Manicotti Tubes
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the manicotti and boil on a medium boil until almost cooked. Rinse and set aside.
In a saucepan, add the shrimp, crab, spinach, garlic and parsley. Cook on medium heat until shrimp is pink.
In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta, cheddar and parmesan. Blend until cream cheese is smooth. Add in the cooked shrimp mix and blend.
Garlicky goodness in a tube!!! The crab was a welcome addition to this staple in my house and with a side salad, this became a perfect weeknight meal.
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