Food (Recipes)

Aunt Tishi’s Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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My Aunt Tishi was one heck of an amazing cook.  I remember so many of her dishes and my mother and I still make them, even though she’s been gone for 12 years.  One of my favorites is her chicken with potatoes and onions.  It had a nice vinegar-y flavor that wasn’t overwhelming.  I’ll probably put that on the blog next time we make it.  My aunt was such a cool lady.  She reminded me of Dorothy from The Golden Girls.  She had the same kind of sarcastic humor.  

Anyway, I had been thinking about her crab stuffed mushrooms.  Whenever she would have us over for dinner, it wouldn’t just be for dinner.  There would be a ton of appetizers, dinner, and dessert.  Don’t think you were getting out of there without dessert.  Not only that, you got a ton of food to take home and don’t even try to turn it down.   😆  For the appetizers there was an antipasto salad, Caprese salad, stuffed mushrooms, and probably other stuff too but I just remember my favorites.  I didn’t even like mushrooms back then but her stuffed mushrooms were so good that I couldn’t stop eating them.  I recently decided to try and make them myself.  I had to do it from memory because I didn’t have her recipe.  I remember that she gave it to me one time but after one unsuccessful attempt at making them taste even remotely as good as her’s, I gave up.  I think these come pretty close but they’ll never match the original.  If any of this looks appealing to you then here’s a printable PDF.  Enjoy!

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I actually wound up not using the mayonnaise.  I remembered at the last minute (phew) that Aunt Tishi never used mayonnaise in her stuffed mushrooms.  I think it was my mom who pointed that out.

Don’t forget to separate the stems from the mushroom tops.  Finely chop the mushroom stems, putting through a food processor if you have one.
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Put the garlic through the press, add salt, oregano, and black pepper and toss in a pan with extra virgin olive oil.  Add in the chopped mushroom stems and sauté for 3-5 minutes until tender.
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While the mushrooms are cooking, put crab meat in a bowl and add in bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.  When mushrooms are cooked, add to crab meat mixture.  Start filling up the mushrooms.  Add a sprinkle of extra breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to the top of the mushrooms and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.crab stuffed mushrooms, DSC RX100 III, food photography, homemade, pescatarian, Sony, stuffed mushrooms

Once the mushrooms are cooked to your preference, serve and enjoy.  

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