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Shrimp-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rich, meaty Portobello mushrooms are delicious all by themselves, but a seafood stuffing takes them to another level—with a definite Louisiana touch.

Cook/Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients: 
  • 4 medium Portobello mushrooms (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces peeled, deveined, and cookedLouisiana shrimp, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 4 to 8 whole peeled, deveined, and cooked Louisiana shrimp, (21–25 count)
  • fresh parsley or basil sprigs (optional)
Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Wipe mushrooms with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel. Remove mushroom stems and chop them coarsely; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, and chopped mushroom stems in hot butter for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in chopped shrimp, bread crumbs, egg, lemon juice, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until shrimp turn opaque.
  4. Place portobello caps, stem sides up, on a baking sheet. Divide shrimp mixture among portobello caps. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. To serve, garnish with additional whole shrimp and herbs.
Courtesy Louisiana Cookin'