We had a very quiet and restful Christmas Eve. Brad wrapped my gifts, as it was his first free moment, after weekend guests. At least he wasn't still out shopping! I napped, trying to get rid of my cold, and made dessert.
Brad picked up a pound of fresh crab and this guy:
He swam around in the sink, a little stunned, but still kicking. Then he quietly passed away sometime before dinner. I guess that beats his fate of being plunged into boiling water!
I made a simple pasta dish.(Can use lobster, shrimp or a combination)
Saute 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 2 scallions in butter. Add 1 c. chicken broth and 1 cup white wine. Reduce by half. Stir in lobster, just to heat. (If using shrimp, cook for 5 min. until pink.) Remove shellfish. Add 1 c. cream and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in cooked pasta. Top with lobster/shrimp, and chopped parsley.
I made up a crab cake mixture, but decided to save it for the next day.
Dessert was our traditional cream cheese pie.