Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tortellini and Succulent Crab

When out in the battlefield, every decent leader knows that his men travel and fight on their stomachs. No food, no victory. The same applies for all of us. We can't be at the top of our game when we are hungry. This wonderful meal is exactly what Captain Taylor and Legionnaire Nazgrim had in mind when they sent you out to collect all that Succulent Crab Meat for their troops. There is so much wonderful flavor, texture and color in this dish that it is an inspiring dish to be served before any victory. All personnel gain a +20 morale modifier against fear rolls.

Tortellini and Succulent Crab
8 Servings | Total Time: 45 Minutes | Artisan

  • 1 package Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 lb Crab Meat
  • 1 bag Spinach
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbl Olive Oil
  • 2 tbl Seafood Seasoning (i.e. Old Bay, Mrs Dash)(separated 1tbl/1tbl)
  • 4 tbl Worcestershire sauce (separated 2tbl/2tbl)
  • 2 tbl Butter
  • 2 tbl Flour
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Craft: Boil water for the Tortellini. While waiting for the water to boil, drizzle Olive oil into a frying or saute pan and add crab, spinach, salt, pepper, 1 tbl seafood seasoning, and 2 tbl Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and cook on medium heat until the spinach is wilted, then reduce heat to simmer.

Put Tortellini in the boiling water for about 10 minutes, make sure you do not overcook it.

While the Tortellini is cooking, add butter to a saucepan and melt on low heat. Once it is melted, whisk in flour and 2 remaining tbl of Worcestershire sauce. Start to slowly add the milk while continuing to whisk so you have no lumps. When all the milk is added and the sauce is free of lumps, add in the Parmesan cheese and 1 tbl of seafood seasoning. Let the sauce simmer on low heat, stirring frequently to thicken the sauce.

After the Tortellini is finished cooking, drain it and add the spinach and crab mixture to it. Slowly stir in the creamy sauce. Mix well and serve.

Strategies: When I made this I was out of Worcestershire sauce, so I mixed 1/2 tbl vinegar with 1 1/2 tbl of A-1 Steak Sauce. It turned out fabulous. This dish also keeps well in the refrigerator and is good when re-heated.

  • Cheese Tortellini $4.75
  • Crab Meat $3.50
  • Spinach $2.24
  • Parmesan cheese $1.75

Total Cost: $12.24
Cost Per Serving: $1.53

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

Category: Casual, Critical Hits

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