Baked Stuffed Mushrooms


12 whole mushrooms, stems removed
1 tsp. butter
1 small shallot, chopped
1 stalk of Celery, chopped
1 tablespoon Minced Red Pepper
1 cup Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Processed in food processor
1 tsp. Spice Mixture
4 ounces crab meat
¼ tsp. salt
Olive oil spray


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. De-stem mushrooms and wipe with a paper towel. Note place mushroom stems off to the side to add to your stuffing mixture.
  2. Place mushrooms on a sheet pan bottom down and spray tops of mushrooms with olive oil spray.
  3. In a sauté pan over medium heat melt butter and place celery, shallot, red bell pepper and chopped mushroom stems and sauté until soft. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Process pumpkin seeds until you have the consistency of a fine bread crumb.
  5. Add pumpkin seeds to vegetable mixture and stir. Then add Crab meat and mix well.
  6. Take enough of the stuffing mixture and fill each of your mushroom caps. Place mushroom caps on sheet pan and cook in your pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are brown.
  7. Serve with a lemon wedge and enjoy.

Source: Marisa Arena
Course: Appetizer
6 servings 12