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Crab-Stuffed Portobellos


Trust story: I almost got taken out by a garbage truck yesterday morning.

It is Mr. Prevention’s job to take the trash and recycling to the end of the driveway for pick-up on Tuesday mornings. But, he forgot. I got a call as I was getting ready for work, hair half up, in the process of getting straightened and presentable. At the time, I was totally not presentable.

“Can you take the trash and recycling out? One of the two already came, but if you hurry, you can get the other one out in time…maybe. If you hurry.” he said.

I grumbled, reminded him that this was his chore, and headed out in my boxers, with my hair half-up and half done, and no make-up on my face. I was wearing tank top and flip flops. A tank top and flip flops in winter. In Michigan. Brilliant.


I grabbed the recycling bin and started towards the street at a quick clip – it was cold! I noticed that it was the recycling that had already been picked up after a glance around to the neighbor’s bins and then, I heard the truck coming. I dropped the recycling mid-driveway and bolted back to the garage to grab the trash toter.

I RAN, dragging the trash toter behind me, flagging down the truck. I hadn’t even let go of the toter before this GIANT MECHANICAL ARM CAME PROJECTING FROM THE SIDE OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK…nearly hitting me (for real). Maybe it’s because it was still, um, pitch black outside that it scared me senseless. Maybe the driver wasn’t sufficiently caffeinated for the day, but it was SCARY! My first up-close-and-personal with a garbage truck was a near-death experience. Never good.


But the effort was worth-while. Leftover seafood in the trash after a few days is…gnarly. It is perhaps the only thing I don’t like about seafood. Otherwise, I’m a lover of all that comes from the sea – crab taking the gold in my heart, stomach, whatever. I looooove crab.  I watch Deadliest Catch with all of the crab fishermen and I get grumbly wanting to eat all of the crabs. Ahhh…crab. My most favorite food in the whole world. There is no more perfect food than crab…to me.

Quick crab meals that are quick but super chic…and healthy? There’s nothing better than that. These are absolutely divine!


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Crab-Stuffed Portobellos
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Serves: 4
Quick and chic, these crab-stuffed mushrooms are a perfect light entree, or can be made into an appetizer by using button or mini bella mushrooms. Just be sure to decrease the cook time!
  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 4 portobello mushroom caps, stems removed
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • olive oil spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Arrange mushroom caps, tops down, on a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. Combine the crabmeat, cream cheese, parsley, green onions, Parmesan, salt, and garlic powder; mix well.
  3. Stuff the mushrooms with the mixture, distributing evenly between all mushrooms. Use your hand to gently "pack" the stuffing, creating a slightly mounded top. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and mist with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and mushrooms are softened. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 stuffed mushroom Calories: 299 Fat: 15.5 Carbohydrates: 12.8 Sugar: 4.5 Sodium: 671 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 29.0 Cholesterol: 135

 Half way through this busy week…woo! 😀

Be well,


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  1. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon
    January 15, 2014 / 8:14 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has chased the garbage truck down the street! Love these portobello mushrooms! Pinned.

  2. Paula - bell'alimento
    January 15, 2014 / 8:54 am

    You had me at crab. And mushroom. Okay you had me at the photo. Want.

  3. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    January 15, 2014 / 9:04 am

    this is one freaky story..I am glad nothing happened to you dear. crab is one of my favorite too but I dont get to eat it that much..love the cheesy crab with mushroom.

  4. Jenn
    January 15, 2014 / 9:42 am

    Holy Toledo! Those are some serious Michigan garbage trucks! Glad you made it!

    Also, where do you find lump crab meat? Do you buy it canned? I can’t seem to find it at our seafood counter here.

  5. julia
    January 15, 2014 / 9:42 am

    I love that you stuffed these with crab! Delicious!

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    January 15, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Woah! This looks amazing! I am a huge fan of portobellos and stuffing them with crab sounds fantastic!!!

  7. Susan
    January 15, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    That is a scary experience. I am so glad I live in NYC where what day is trash day doesn’t matter. Your building takes care of it for you and there is a garbage room for that shellfish filled garbage to sting up! I guess the plus side out of all this you made these delicious looking portobellos.

  8. Biz
    January 16, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I just love that you had a tank top and flip flops on! Glad you didn’t get taken away with the trash! ๐Ÿ˜€

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