Shrimp and Crab Newburgh in Phyllo Purse

1 cup small or salad shrimp, fresh or frozen, peeled and deveined
4 oz. crab claw meat (1/2 of an 8 oz. container)
2 T. butter
1/8 cup sherry
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 egg yolks
1/4t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. salt

1 pkg. frozen phyllo dough sheets (8 sheets will be used)
4 T. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Follow package instructions for defrosting phyllo dough sheets. Keep sheets covered with damp paper towels to ensure phyllo dough does not dry out.

Melt 4 T. butter in skillet or small dutch oven. Add shrimp, crab and sherry. Heat through.

In small saucepan, whisk egg yolks into cream. Heat mixture over medium heat until thickened, 4-5 minutes. Add salt and spices. Add half of the cream mixture to the shrimp and crab. Reserve the remaining cream sauce for serving.

Take 4 sheets of phyllo dough and trim to form a 9" x 9" square.
Repeat with a second set of 4 sheets. Brush melted butter between each phyllo sheet. Divide shrimp mixture into 2 portions and place in the center of the phyllo sheets. Gently pull up the sides of the phyllo square, joining the edges at the top. Squeeze firmly to seal the top. Brush with a little of the remaining melted butter.

Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon warm cream sauce over phyllo purses just before serving.

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