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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Guest Post - Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

I am so pleased to be here today and share one of my favorite Cajun Holiday appetizers on my friend Darlena’s incredible blog, Tales of an Unlikely Mother. Please, let me introduce myself: I’m Jessica, the girl behind the Cajunlicious blog and now the Cajunlicious Cookbook!

So, without further ado, I give you my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect for any get together, party, appetizer, or a meal for two.

You will need

1 pound of mushrooms

5 ounces lump crab meat

Parkay butter spray or 1 stick of butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

2 garlic cloves, pressed

¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Salt & Pepper to taste

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1-tablespoon cream

½-cup bread crumbs

1-tablespoon parmesan cheese

1-tablespoon lemon juice + a wedge to squeeze on top

Lemon wedges for garnish

Hot sauce


Wipe mushrooms with a damp towel. Pop out the stems, chop, and set aside.

Spray mushroom caps with the parkay butter spray. Spay a shallow baking dish with butter spary.

Pour 3 tablespoons of the butter into a saucepan; add reserved chopped mushroom stems, minced onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Combine cooked ingredients with breadcrumbs, green onion, Greek yogurt, cream, lemon juice, crabmeat, and seasonings. At this point, I added a few dashes of hot sauce and a few dashes of Tabasco pepper vinegar. Fill each mushroom cap, piling up.

Sprinkle each mushroom with a little Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and mushroom caps are tender.

Serve with lemon wedges & enjoy!

Note: The filling can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready for use.


And for some very exciting news….

I’ve spent the last 8 months of my life writing my very first cookbook, and now it’s finished. After months of dedication, stress, fun, cooking, eating, and more cooking I finished it!!! I am so proud of this cookbook and so very happy to have it in my hands, full of All Things Cajun! It’s a reflection of the website and a collection of authentic Cajun recipes that I grew up eating. Some are on the blog and some are secret family recipes passed down the generations.

I am so happy to share this news with all of you and in time for Christmas. This cookbook-child of mine now, lol is full of dishes I grew up eating, recipes that are made with love, and passed down from generation to generation.

Cajunlicious All Things Cajun Cookbook is available here at

The Cajunlicious Cookbook Cover, designed by my husband, William

Here is a sneak peek of a few dishes in the book

Thank you so much Darlena for inviting me to guest post with you today, it truly is an honor! Happy Holidays everyone!

Thank you, Jessica, for giving another fantastic recipe!!

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