Crab Stuffed Mushrooms-A savory blend of mushrooms, crab, and bell pepper flavors with a hint of Parmesan cheese come together in this classic appetizer.
What a busy week this has been! It seems like I have been around the world and back, while in actuality, I’ve only been on a couple of business trips. The week started off with a two-day meeting in Tampa and mid-week there was a half-day management training. The trip left me completely exhausted.
Obviously, I am not a fan of business trips, but good things do come from them. Let’s face it. Who likes driving hundreds of miles only to sit in a large room with people you don’t know for several hours? Staying in hotels is not a blast either, but on a positive note, I was able to hang out with coworkers who I rarely see and eat in some pretty good restaurants.
One night, our group went to a steak house for dinner. As I sat looking over the menu, I started getting ideas for things I could make for the blog. I immediately noticed appetizer section with all its yummy choices. It was full of delicious options like cheese fries, jalapeno poppers, soft pretzels, and dips. As a result, the menu provided several ideas for fun recipes.
Over the next few days, I wondered how they would taste with a crab filling instead of the basic seasoned bread crumbs and egg mixture. Crab stuffed mushrooms sounded much more appetizing than the standard stuffed mushrooms.
After I had returned home from all my trips, I decided to give it a shot. I bought some large, baby portabella mushrooms, green bell peppers, and crab then got to work. I was very surprised at how simple the filling was to prepare. It is very similar to a crab cake. The mushrooms didn’t take any time to rinse and remove the stems and core. In no time at all, I had the mushrooms filled and placed in the oven.
About 25 minutes later, these little jewels were toasty and golden brown. I knew they would be a hit with John. He loves mushrooms and orders stuffed mushrooms at many of our favorite restaurants. Most of all I was completely surprised when my son wanted to try one. He’s never cared for mushrooms and crab isn’t on his “favorite foods” list. He took a couple and said they were “ok.” Only, I knew they were better than just “ok” since I saw him go back for three more. I’m thrilled that he likes crab stuffed mushrooms.
My business trips didn’t end up all bad. Anytime I can come back with a new recipe idea and a new food for my son, and that makes me happy!