Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab
WHY MAKE THIS RECIPE?
The cheese wedged into the centers of these crab stuffed mushrooms will send you to your knees. Great finger food for parties!
14 oz large mushrooms 4 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic 1/4 c Italian parsley 1/2 tsp salt & pepper 6 oz lump crab meat 1/4 c Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 4 oz Havarti cheese
Using a sharp knife, cut out the stems from the mushrooms leaving a hole in the center of the mushroom (chop the stems after they have been removed).
Melt the butter in a skillet. Add chopped mushroom stems, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft and garlic is fragrant.
Add mixture to a bowl, along with crab meat, Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside.
Cut the cheese into 1/2-inch cubes and place a cube inside each mushroom cap.
Top the mushrooms with the crab mixture, dividing evenly. Top with extra Parmesan cheese,
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.
If you are unable to find havarti cheese, replace it with cream cheese.
Bake as close to serving as possible for the creamiest result.