1 cup crabmeat
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 egg, lightly beaten
12 mushroom caps
buttered bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine crabmeat with dry bread crumbs, onions, garlic powder, salt and parsley. Add eggs and mix well. Fill mushroom caps with the mixture and sprinkle with extra buttered bread crumbs and cheese. (For buttered bread crumbs, toss a few tablespoons bread crumbs in melted butter). Sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Bake until lightly browned or broil under preheated broiler, with the broiler rack 3 inches below the flame. Allow to brown lightly before serving.
Finely chopped shrimp, artificial crab, or lobster may be substituted for the crabmeat.
Note: If using dried parsley, reduce to 1 teaspoon.