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       Title: CRAB GRATIN
  Categories: Seafood, Main dish, Cheese
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       6 oz Linguine,dry
     1/4 lb Mushrooms,sliced
       1 tb Lemon juice
     1/4 c  Water
       3 tb Flour
       2 c  Clam juice
       2 tb Additional lemon juice
     1/2 c  White wine
     1/4 ts Ground coriander
     1/4 ts Dried tarragon,crumbled
     1/4 ts Ground black pepper
     1/2 ts Soy sauce
       2 tb Heavy cream
     1/4 c  Chopped parsley
     1/2 c  Chopped tomatoes
      12 oz Crabmeat,picked over to
            -remove cartilage
     1/2 tb Plain bread crumbs
  
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Follow package directions to prepare
   linguine.Cook just until al dente,still slightly firm. Drain at
   once.Cook under cold running water and put aside to drain
   thoroughly.Place in a mixing bowl.
   
   Put mushrooms in a small pot.Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of lemon
   juice.Add water.Place aluminum foil directly over mushrooms.Cover pot
   with a lid.Place on high heat.Cook for about 1 minute just until
   steam begins to escape from pot.With a skimmer,transfer mushrooms to
   a dish.Reserve juices.There will be about 1/4 cup.
   
   Put flour in a 3 to 4 cup saucepan and stir in a little clam juice to
   make a smooth paste.Stir in remaining clam juice,lemon juice,white
   wine and reserved mushroom juice.Season with coriander,tarragon,black
   pepper and soy sauce.Place over medium heat and bring liquid to a
   simmer,stirring constantly.Cook and stir until mixture thickens,about
   3 to 4 minutes.Stir in heavy cream,then parsley and tomatoes.There
   will be about 2 1/2 cups.
   
   Lightly oil a 6 cup gratin dish.Add mushrooms to the pasta. Pour half
   the sauce over the pasta mixture.Mix well.Scrape into gratin dish and
   pat linguine into a smooth layer.Gently, mix remaining sauce with
   crabmeat and spoon over the linguine. Sprinkle bread crumbs over
   top.Bake for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated through.If the top
   has not browned,slip under the broiler for a brief minute.Serve
   directly from gratin dish. Serves 4.
  
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