Black & Wright

Evolution of Southern Fare

Located in Chicago, Black & Wright is renowned for its culinary excellence and southern inspired dishes. We invite you to tour our site and discover the joys of cooking

Black & Wright offers private cooking and catering events in an array of styles perfect for a small group outing, power meetings, garden parties, sixth or sixtieth birthdays, bridal showers and anything else that may fall in between.

Whether you are looking to learn how to BBQ, cook a vegetarian feast or a gourmet dinner we will be happy to work with you to prepare a tantalizing menu.

Shrimp and Crab Au Gratin

1 1/2 sticks butter 3/4 cup flour

2 cup milk

2 cup whipping cream

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup Cheddar cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Swiss cheese

1 lb. small or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pound claw crabmeat or jumbo lump

1 med. onion, chopped

3 cloves chopped garlic

16 oz  sliced mushrooms

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.  When the butter is completely melted, stir in the flour.  Cook for about 1 minute over low heat, stirring constantly. Slowly Add milk and cream to flour and butter mixture.  Using a whisk, stir briskly until you have a smooth sauce.  Season with  salt and pepper,add  1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of swiss cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shrimp, crab meat, onions, garlic and mushrooms.  Cook about 25 - 30 mins. Put in baking dish, top with remaining 1/4 cup of Swiss and Cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted on top.