Stuffed Mushrooms with Backfin Crab Meat

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Phil Anderson will show you how to make this wonderful appetizer that’s great all year long.

    Phil Anderson: Hi! I am Chef Phil, Harris Teeter's Executive Chef. We're going to make Stuffed Mushrooms with Backfin Meat Crab. The recipe calls for 24 mushrooms and I have cut the recipe in half. We're only going to make 12 mushrooms. So the ingredients are one quarter cup of Backfin meat crab, 4 ounces of cream cheese, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce, an eight of a teaspoon of basil, an eight of a teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 green onion, just a pinch of lemon pepper, 12 large mushrooms, a quarter cup of Black Wax Cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon of Reggiano Parmesan. Okay, the first thing I did was I preheated the oven to 450 degrees. It's a hot oven. And after that I took the mushroom and hollowed it out, and then diced up the insides because we're going to use that as our filling. And we'll take all of our ingredients except for the cheeses and we're going to mix them together. You could do all kinds of different variations of this stuffed mushroom. If you put different flavor notes in it, but this is a very consistent good appetizer for parties. Now what you didn't see, you didn't see me wash my hands before I started this, but I did. And I just wanted to make sure, you want to always keep your hands clean. I am going to put this over here, and it's going to be evenly divided so you don't want to overstuff them, because you'll run out of stuffing. But you want to have them pretty close to being the same because they will cook -- they will cook together. Okay, now that we've stuffed all of our mushrooms here, we are going to put the cheese on. You want to start off with the Cheddar cheese and you're just topping it. And we'll start off with just a little bit to make sure we have enough for every and then we'll go back and we put more cheese; we have leftover cheese. And remember this is the Black Wax, it's a nice sharp Cheddar cheese. And then same thing with Reggiano. The Reggiano is going to brown faster because it has less moisture than the Cheddar, so that's what is going to be the pretty brownness. When we take them out of the oven, you'll see that they are really pretty brown. Okay, now we are going to put this into our preheated 450 degree oven and we're going to leave it in there for about 12-15 minutes. It really depends, you will keep an eye on it and then we'll be back. Okay. We took our stuffed mushrooms out of the oven. And there you have it, Stuffed Mushrooms with Backfin Crab. Enjoy!