Seafood And Basil Phyllo Recipe


Health IndexAverageCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Shrimp1⁄4 Pound, cooked, shelled and chopped
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese6 Tablespoon
 Fresh basil leaves9 (1.5 Tablespoons Dried, Crumbled Basil)
 Cream cheese6 Ounce
 Dry sherry2 Tablespoon
 Nutmeg To Taste (Few Shakes)
 Crabmeat1⁄4 Pound
 Phyllo1⁄2 Pound (Preferably Fresh, Not Frozen)
 Unsalted butter1⁄2 Pound (Approximately)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3588 Calories from Fat 2417

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 275 g423.8%

Saturated Fat 165.5 g827.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1037.7 mg

Sodium 4299.8 mg179.2%

Total Carbohydrates 162 g54%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17.9%

Sugars 12.9 g

Protein 111 g221.7%

Vitamin A 177.9% Vitamin C 47%

Calcium 141.8% Iron 48.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chop shrimp in food processor.
Place cheese in processor with steel blade.
Process until cheese is grated.
Add fresh basil and process to mince basil.
Add cream cheese, sherry and nutmeg and process.
Stir into crab and shrimp.
Cut phyllo lengthwise into 4 strips.
Place on damp cloth and cover with waxed paper and another damp cloth to prevent sheets from drying out.
Working with one or two strips at a time, brush with melted butter.
Fold over about a 1/4 inch from the bottom edge.
Add a spoonful of the filling just above fold and fold again to form a triangle.
The folding is done as if you were folding an American flag.
Place seam side down on baking sheets.
When all the triangles have been made, brush tops with melted butter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, until tops are browned.
Freeze or refrigerate if desired.
To serve, defrost if frozen and reheat at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
NOTE TO COOK: Carry to party either on baking sheets or in container.
Bake and serve warm.
Try to buy phyllo that has never been frozen; it is easier to work with.
If you can find handmade phyllo, it is the best of all.