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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms | Chef Dennis

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms | Chef Dennis


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One bite of my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, stuffed with rich and delicious crab imperial and you’ll agree that these delicious bites of heaven are definitely the king of appetizers.

four crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect appetizer during the holiday season or any time of year. They’re easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and stored in your refrigerator until your guests arrive.

stuffed mushrooms on a white plate with lemon wedge

Stuffing mushrooms with crab imperial is a delicious way to celebrate holiday get-togethers with friends and family. They bake up a nice golden brown and are guaranteed to impress.

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Ingredients

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Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.

Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.

There are no fillers in my crab imperial, no red peppers, green onions or parmesan cheese…. Just crabmeat and imperial sauce. If you want to add a little crunch to the top you can add a sprinkle of bread crumbs.

What type of crabmeat can I use?

The source of the crabmeat can be from any part of the world that has crabs and includes varieties such as Blue Swimming, Dungeness, Snow, King and of course my favorite Blue Crab.

  • Jumbo lump crabmeat
  • Lump crabmeat
  • Backfin
  • Claw
  • Imitation crabmeat

How to make Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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  • Add the mayonnaise, egg, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, and parsley to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Blend the imperial sauce ingredients together.
  • Add the crabmeat to the imperial sauce.
  • Gently fold the crabmeat into the imperial sauce, being careful not to break up the lumps of crab meat
collage showing how to stuff mushrooms

Wipe the outside of the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Remove the mushroom stems and scoop out any bit of the stem that remains. Slice a little off the top of the mushroom so it sits flat in the baking dish.

  • Place a tablespoon of crabmeat mixture into the mushroom, letting it mound over top of the mushroom cap, and place the stuffed mushrooms in a baking dish.
  • Add about 2 ounces of marsala wine or your favorite white wine to the bottom of the baking dish. This will add flavor to the mushrooms while their cooking. *You can also use vegetable stock.
  • Bake the stuffed mushrooms at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
crab stuffed mushrooms on a white plate

Serve the mushrooms with lemon wedges and enjoy.

Recipe FAQ’s

How do you clean mushrooms?

Mushrooms are really easy to clean. All you need to do is wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Remove the stems and scoop out any bit of the stem that remains. Slice a little off the top of the mushroom so it sits flat in the baking dish.
Whatever you do, don’t wash or soak the mushrooms.

What type of mushrooms should I use?

It’s entirely up to you. White button mushrooms or baby Bella mushrooms work equally as well. I would pick whichever looks freshest.
You don’t want the mushrooms to be too small, but you also don’t want them to be too big. Look for mushrooms that can be eaten in one or two bites.

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab stuffed mushrooms are the ultimate appetizer. Perfect for get-togethers, game day or just to make dinner extra special. Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make and can be made ahead of time.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course: Appetiser, Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Servings: 20

Calories: 73kcal

Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

Crab Imperial for stuffing

  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • ½ cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Italian parsley finely chopped

Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 16-20 medium White button mushrooms or Baby Bella’s – cleaned and cored

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Instructions

Crab Imperial Mix for stuffing

  • Add the mayonnaise, egg, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, and parsley together in a medium mixing bowl and blend together,

  • Gently fold crabmeat into the imperial sauce, being careful not to break up crab meat.

Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Carefully pull out the stem of the mushroom cap, scooping out any remaining core with a spoon.

  • Cut a little bit off the bottom of the mushroom cap so it will sit flat.

  • Place a tablespoon of crabmeat mixture into the mushroom, letting it mound over top of the mushroom cap.

  • Place the stuffed mushrooms in a baking dish.

  • Add about 2 ounces of marsala wine or your favorite white wine to the bottom of the baking dish. This will add flavor to the mushrooms while their cooking. *You can also use vegetable stock.

  • Bake the stuffed mushrooms at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Serve the mushrooms with lemon wedges and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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