They are somewhat laborious to prepare but are not complicated to do and have a great advantage, can leave them prepared in advance and bake at the last moment, leaving you plenty of time to devote to it or other preparations for the family Christmas.
Ingredients for making Christmas
12 sheets of cannelloni
500 grams of raw shrimp
1 medium onion (250g)
1 medium red pepper (250g)
3 cloves of garlic
grated cheese (about 75 grams)
2 tablespoons flour (50 grams)
200 ml of cream for cooking
some milk to lighten the sauce
1/4 cup of brandy (about 60 ml or 6 tablespoons)
8 tablespoons olive oil (80 ml)
Recipe for Christmas
Put the eggs to cook in boiling water with a pinch of salt. Let 10 minutes from the heat and let cool. Then scrape out the shell, fine and set aside.
Put in a large pan heat 2 liters of water and one tablespoon salt. When the water is boiling add the cannelloni sheets and leaves until they are in their point (in the package cannelloni comes the time they take to be approximately 10 minutes).
When sheets are ready cannelloni take them out one by one and placing them go beside one another on a dishcloth extended (to loosen the water).
Now we start with the preparations for filling the cannelloni. Peel the garlic and onion. Chop garlic, chopped onion and chopped red pepper. Reserve all together.
Peel the prawns. Put heads and shells in a pan with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Leave on medium heat until golden brown skins and heads. Add the brandy then, let it reduce and evaporate some of the alcohol (1 or 2 minutes). Squeeze with a saucepan heads to release their juice, then add 500 ml of water (half liter). Leave on medium heat 25 minutes.
While doing seafood broth start with the filling. Put a large skillet over medium strong with 5 tablespoons oil. Add peeled shrimp to brown a little (but not much to keep the meat from drying out). Take out of the pan, finely chop the shrimp and set aside.
In the pan where we shrimp (and using the remaining oil in it) toss the onion, garlic and red pepper we had booked. We leave on medium heat until the vegetables are well squishy (at least 15 minutes) and golden.
Before you finish the vegetable broth made will be finished (have passed the 25 minutes of cooking broth.) Take a strainer and strain the broth, strip the husks.
When the vegetables are add the flour to the pan and stir well so that the flour is browned a bit (1 minute or so). Then add the hot seafood broth that we cast, cream and half teaspoon salt. Stir well.
Leave to medium-low heat stirring constantly until thick (at least 15 minutes). When the filling is ready from the heat, add a pinch of black pepper, chopped hard boiled eggs and chopped shrimp. Mix well, salt test and if necessary add a little more salt and pepper.
Now let’s fill our Christmas cannelloni, we will use a portion of the filling to fill the cannelloni and the rest for the sauce that bathes the cannelloni.
Hand out a spoonful of filling on each sheet of cannelloni. Go rolling the cannelloni and placing them in a dish suitable for the oven.
All the padding you put it in a glass on a mixer and beat well. If you is too thick add a tad of milk. When fluid is well pour over the cannelloni.
Finally, add some grated cheese over the placed in the oven at 180 ° C until cheese is melted and lightly browned. And ready …. out of the kitchen and eat!
When tors heads and shells of the prawns do not put the fire too strong to not burn and leave a bad taste in the broth. Once the shells are red and are ready for the next step of the recipe.
Do not let the a batter made with broth instead of milk) is made too quickly. If we give time low heat to flour to cook well and loses its raw flavor.
As I said in the introduction the best thing about this recipe is that you can prepare up to a day in advance and leave in the refrigerator wrapped tightly until dinner, get into the oven and we would give the final touch. You can also prepare it in advance and freeze over. However keep in mind that you have put in the oven to give it time to warm to fill before the surface is browned. So if you heat freezer after the oven starts with soft, about 150 ° C and after 15 minutes up to 180 ° C for 15 minutes. Checks provided inside the heated before serving