“I spent 16+ years at Chi Chi's. This is the recipe you want. In the restaurant these are cooked right on the plate. (Remember... The plates are hot and then you touched them anyway. lol) You could cook them all together in a baking dish. Cook time and temperature may need to be adjusted if not cooking with a convection oven. Enjoy with your favorite spanich rice, refried beans and sweet corn cake.”
READY IN:
52mins
SERVES:
5
YIELD:
10 enchiladas
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE SAUCE: Melt butter in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Cook and stir for 5 minutes(should have a nutty aroma).
  4. Add 1/2 tsp white pepper.
  5. Stir in 2 tbsps lobster base and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add milk & wine.
  7. Add 2 oz. of the cheese.
  8. Continue to cook until thickened.
  9. FOR THE CRAB MIX: Lightly chop the flaked imitation crab.
  10. Combine with shrimp in a medium size bowl.
  11. Add 1.5 cups of cold sauce.
  12. Mix well.
  13. FOR THE ENCHILADAS: Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface.
  14. Place 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons of the crab mix across the center of each tortilla.
  15. Place flap of the tortilla over the crab mix and roll.
  16. Place flap side down onto a plate or in your baking dish.
  17. Ladle warm sauce over the enchiladas.
  18. Top with remaining monterey jack cheese.
  19. Put into a preheated 425 degree convection oven for 12-14 minutes. In a conventional oven you may want to microwave on high for a minute or 2 before placing in the oven.
  20. Watch and do not allow to burn (brown spots).
  21. Sprinkle with paprika.

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