Portabella Mushrooms Topped With Crab Imperial a La John Shields

57 mins (prep 25, cooking 32)
18 ingredients
4 servings
A personal favorite! This is very close to the appetizer served at John Shields' restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art called "Gertrude's," which started me on this chase. Some people say everything is better with bacon; I say everything is better with dry sherry! At Gertrude's, John Shields further reduces the butter/sherry liquid to create a thick pool on the plate on which to place the stuffed mushrooms; if you prefer to do that, use 4 tablespoons butter to saute the bell peppers and chopped mushrooms. And if the only crabmeat you can get is the pasteurized canned crabmeat, this recipe gives you your best shot at making it taste GOOD. From "Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields". Note: In Maryland, crab-stuffed mushrooms can resemble a crab cake sitting atop a mushroom cap "plate"; do not picture a mushroom cap with scant filling, that's not our style. You do not want the taste of the portabello mushrooms to overwhelm the crab.

Categories:  <-60-mins , mushroom , seasonal , north-american , american , seafood , shellfish , summer , vegetable , appetizer , crab , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (82.51 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 289.19 Calories from Fat 270.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.09g 185.15%
Saturated Fat 13.11g 262.11%
Trans Fat 0.73g %
Cholesterol 47.7mg 63.6%
Sodium 347.3mg 57.88%
Total Carbohydrate 5.19g 6.92%
Dietary Fiber 1.93 g 30.82%
Sugars 1.32 g %
Protein 2.44g 19.51%
Vitamin A 717.75IU% Vitamin C 6.42mg%
Calcium 69.03mg% Iron 1.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry sherry, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, light mayonnaise, lump crabmeat