Seafood Stuffed Baby Bellas are a perfect appetizer for a weekend dinner or dinner party. I am a big fan of spinach stuffed mushrooms so I asked my hubby to create something a little different. He created this recipe and then I messed with it a little when I cooked. Why? His original idea to dredge the mushroom in an egg wash (that's why you see an egg in my original ingredients) and breadcrumbs wasn't going to work out. That's what I love about cooking. You have to be a little flexible.
I chose to make this with Baby Bellas because I love them. They're a little heartier than button mushrooms and have more of a meaty taste. I thought they'd be the perfect compliment to the seafood. To save money, I used Krab instead of fresh crab meat but honestly, it took such a small amount that these could have been made with one crab leg inexpensively. Also, because I cut both the Krab and shrimp to make them smaller buy whatever size shrimp is on sale. It won't matter.
As you can see, I overshot on the filling and had a bunch leftover. Since it had so many goodies in it, I didn't want to waste it so you know what I did? I put it on some rolls and browned the top in the oven. If you're going to serve this for a party, I recommend using baguette bread so it's a little prettier but it tasted amazing! If you like a crab melt, I'd make the filling and just have it for a sandwich, it was that good.
Not planning to have a dinner party any time soon? No biggie. Make these and serve them for dinner with a salad. It's a great light dinner!
You're going to love these Seafood Stuffed Baby Bellas!
- 5 Baby Bella mushrooms
- 3/4 cup chopped Krab
- 3/4 cup chopped shrimp
- 1/3 package of softened cream cheese
- 1 tbs mayonnaise
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Fold in the Krab and Shrimp.
- Top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
- Remove the stems and hollow out the Baby Bella mushrooms.
- Spoon mixture in mushrooms.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes
What's your favorite way to serve Baby Bella mushrooms?