Fine dry bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese OR cornmeal for dish 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. dry mustard 1/2 tsp. salt 1-1/2 cups milk 6 EGG WHITES, room temperature 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar 6 EGG YOLKS 1 can (6.5 oz.) minced clams, drained well 1 pkg. (4 oz.) tiny frozen cooked shrimp, defrosted, drained well 1/2 cup chopped green onions 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Yields: 6 servings
- Nutritional Information
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 233 mg
Sodium: 608 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 18 g
Vitamin A: 490.4 IU
Vitamin D: 67 IU
Folate: 57.4 mcg
Calcium: 136.1 mg
Iron: 2.3 mg
Choline: 129.1 mg
HEAT oven to 350°F. COAT a lightly greased 2 to 2-1/2-quart soufflé dish evenly and completely with bread crumbs. MAKE a triple thick 4-inch wide band of aluminum foil, long enough to go around the dish and overlap by 2 inches. Lightly GREASE one side of the band and coat with crumbs. WRAP around outside of dish, coated side facing in and extending at least 2 inches above the top. FASTEN with string. SET ASIDE.
MIX flour, mustard and salt in medium saucepan; gradually whisk in milk until smooth. COOK over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat.
BEAT egg whites and cream of tartar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed just until whites are stiff but not dry, and no longer slip when bowl is tilted.
STIR egg yolks into cooked sauce until blended. ADD clams, shrimp, green onions and lemon juice; MIX well. Gently but thoroughly FOLD yolk mixture into whites until no streaks of white remain. Carefully POUR into prepared soufflé dish. For a “top hat”, hold metal spatula upright and make a ring in top of soufflé mixture, 1 inch from side of dish and 1 inch deep, if desired.
BAKE in 350°F oven until soufflé is puffy, delicately browned and shakes slightly when oven rack is moved gently back and forth, 50 to 60 minutes. Quickly but gently REMOVE foil collar. SERVE IMMEDIATELY.
Serve this impressive savory soufflé while entertaining guests.
Substitute: An equal amount of other cooked seafood, such as scallops, crab or oysters, can be substituted for the clams and shrimp. Be sure the pieces are small and drained well.
For detailed soufflé techniques and information, see Basic Cheese Soufflé.