Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
55 min Yields 24 mushrooms
1⁄4 cup olive oil or 1/4 cup melted butter
24 large white mushrooms
12 ounces flaked crabmeat
4 tablespoons finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup soft breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons parsley, chopped
1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1⁄8teaspoon black pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic salt
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1⁄2 cup melted butter
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
Spray a 9x12-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Use an additional baking dish if needed.
Drizzle olive oil or butter in the bottom of the baking dish.
Wipe mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean.
Remove stems, set aside caps and chop stems to add to filling.
In a medium bowl, mix crabmeat, chopped mushroom stems, onion, dry mustard, 1 cup parmesan cheese, SOFT bread crumbs (fresh bread frozen and then shredded), parsley, red and black pepper, and garlic salt.
Mix well and then stir in egg and mayonnaise.
Use a small cookie scoop to mound filling onto each mushroom cap.
Melt butter and mix in garlic salt and drizzle over the filled mushrooms.
Mound a generous portion of the shredded parmesan cheese on top of each filled mushroom. Note: For softer, melted cheese, you may want to use mozzarella cheese or brick cheese for the topping.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 425°F.
Best served hot.
Can be prepared ahead, refrigerated and then baked just before serving (add 7-10 minutes additional baking time).