5/28/10

crab.stuffed mushrooms.


this is one of my favorites to make. definitely a go to recipe when i need something i know will be a hit with everyone. i usually crack my own crab meat just because i'm convinced it tastes way better (oh and an excuse to hit up santa monica seafood!), but canned crab meat always works. either way, these are yummy...don't forget to squeeze some fresh lemon juice on at the end-


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 fresh mushrooms(stuffing mushrooms work best)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced cooked crabmeat- fresh, not canned, always taste better but either works
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine- use a dry wine as it definitely will affect the taste! 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish with 3 tablespoons butter 

 Remove stems from mushrooms. Set aside caps. Finely chop stems.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the chopped stems and green onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in lemon juice, crabmeat, soft bread crumbs, egg, dill weed and 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese. Thoroughly blend the mixture.

Place mushroom caps in the buttered pan, and stir until caps are coated with the butter. Arrange caps cavity side up, and stuff cavities generously with the green onion and crabmeat mixture. Top with remaining Monterey Jack cheese. Pour wine into the pan around the mushrooms.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve warm.

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