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Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 8 oz pasteurized crab meat, lump, or backfin
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sweet onion, minced
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, about 1-1/2 tablespoons
  • 2/3 cup Mozzarella
  • 4 tbsp Xtra Hot Pure Green Chile
  • Dash of Hatch Spice Blend
  • Sprinkle of Tajín seasoning
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Remove the stems from the portobello caps, dice them and add to a mixing bowl.
  • Using a spoon, scrape the gills from the mushrooms, brush the caps clean and arrange them on the prepared baking pan.
  • Season each mushroom cap with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Add the crab, panko, onions, garlic, thyme, chile, and lemon juice to the chopped mushroom stems.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese and add the remainder to the crab mixture.
  • Combine gently and season to taste with salt and pepper before stirring in the beaten egg.
  • Divide the stuffing between the mushrooms and compress gently to form a slight mound.
  • Bake until the crab mixture is set and light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top each mushroom with a portion of the remaining cheese and bake for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and a dash of hot sauce if desired.

Recipe by Joe Garcia from the Fresh Chile Cookin' group.

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