24Crimini Mushrooms / White Button Mushrooms work fine also
8ozPackage Cream Cheese
1cupLump CrabMeat / or more if you like
1tbpsOld Bay or Creole seasoning
First clean the mushrooms / allow mushrooms to dry for 10 minutes(Make the filling while drying)
Add room temperature cream cheese to a mixing bowl or food processor along with ALL ingredients besides the crab meat and cheese. Blend/Mix together until well incorporated. Next, add in the cheese(the reason for not adding the cheese into the food processor is it changes the texture by reducing the size of the grated cheese)
Next. add in the Crabmeat pulling the crab meat apart into even sizes as it goes into the bowl. On top of the Crab add in 1 tbs of melted butter. Gently combine ingredients.
Remove the stems of the mushrooms and discard. Next with a spoon, carve out the spores underneath the mushroom cap. In the video above I demonstrate this technique. The spores are woody and not good eats in this case, plus this gives you more room to stuff the mushrooms.
From there fill the mushrooms generously and top with more Parmesan cheese. For color sprinkle paprika or cayenne pepper.
Oven Preheated to 350 Degrees
Bake the stuffed mushroom for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
I like using the broiler for the last 2 minutes for the presentation.