My favorite mushroom recipe would not be considered low carb at all...
But they are a special treat.
That's why I only make them a couple times a year...something to anticipate!
Mmmm...mushrooms! I love the savory, earthy taste of them. There are so many ways to enjoy mushrooms. I like to add them to casseroles and pastas, saute them with butter or wine to top steak, burgers or chicken with, slice them into salads, or as a pizza topping.
My absolute favorite way to enjoy mushrooms is crab stuffed. If you've never had them this way ~ you have got to try them! They are so delicious. I had my very first crab stuffed mushrooms at a party at my Brother-In-Law, Chris' house. I popped one of his mushrooms into my mouth, not yet realizing that it had crab in it. It tasted divine! Of course, this was no surprise since Chris is an amazing cook. We feel so spoiled when we go over there for a get-together. Chris was very generous to share his recipe with me way back then. Well, verbally anyway. I'm pretty sure it went like this...stuff mushrooms with a mixture of crab, breadcrumbs, cream cheese, Parmesan and seasonings.
How simple is that?
Here's how I made mine:
I Took 25 - 30 small to medium sized white mushrooms and removed the stems. I can never resist popping a few stems into my mouth at this point.
I put the mushroom caps onto a baking tray. I used mini pizza trays. They're just so darn cute, and I was able to cook them and serve them on these trays as well.
I gathered my stuffing ingredients:
a pat of butter
1/4 cup parsley (fresh would be nice but I only had dried)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup of crab meat, more or less
1/2 cup of cream cheese
1/2 cup of Parmesan & Romano mix
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
I diced the mushroom stems and sauteed them in a skillet with the butter. Then I added them to a mixing bowl with all the other ingredients and mixed with a fork.
I stuffed the mushroom caps to overflowing with this mixture and placed them on my baking trays. This is a good time to pour yourself a glass of wine because they'll need to cook for about 20 - 25 minutes. Well, that's what I did anyway. ;)
They went into the oven and I sipped my wine.
They came out of the oven smelling rich, earthy and buttery.
They tasted even better than they smelled.
These make great appetizers at dinner parties. Perfect for this upcoming holiday entertaining season! You can prepare them early then put them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.
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