After having these shrimp as an appetizer at a restaurant I have been trying to duplicate them. Serve with bread to mop up the extra yummy garlic butter!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
6 pieces
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Heat the butter and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until the butter begins to bubble. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they just turn pink, about 3 minutes. Place one shrimp into each mushroom cap, and place into a small baking dish. Spoon the garlic butter into the mushroom caps, and sprinkle each with a pinch of mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese is golden and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 17g; cholesterol 107.5mg; sodium 202.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2008
Great flavor hubby gives it a big thumbs up. Since I used the large portabella caps I used 2 shrimp on each. I also added just a bit of Italian bread crumbs on top.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2011
I made these for company and instead of using 1 large shrimp I used about 3 small salad shrimp per mushroom. The end result was ok - but we found them a bit bland; the flavor of the mushroom overpowered both the garlic butter and the shrimp. Read More
(11)
257 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 175
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
Great flavor hubby gives it a big thumbs up. Since I used the large portabella caps I used 2 shrimp on each. I also added just a bit of Italian bread crumbs on top.:) Read More
(92)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
This recipe KICKS A! I added some chopped flat-leaf to the garlic butter and broiled the cheese to get it brown. We LOVED them and each ate 4 huge ones! Thanks ambi - you got a hit!;) Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
Great idea with shrimps. I did the same as the last person added breadcrumbs and also added chopped mushroom stem into butter & a little bit of oregano. Serve with Pinot Grigio and BAM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
I made these for an appetizer party, and everyone loved them. I increased the recipe to make 24. I precooked the mini-portabellas for five minutes upside down, mixed Italian breadcrumbs with the garlic butter in which I cooked the shrimp, placed a teaspoon of the crumb mixture on each mushroom cap, curled a shrimp on top and then added the cheese. There weren't any left by the end of the night. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
This is SO DELICIOUS! I have now made these at least once a month since May 2009. I now always make 1-2 dozen with the 1/4 cup butter (sometimes up to 1/2 olive oil). As 'ambibambi' herself told me definitely saute the mushrooms in the butter (with a crushed clove of garlic) before then sauteing the shrimp & minced garlic. I slightly undercook the shrimp so that it won't become overcooked in the baking. I have used both baby bellas (cremini) & regular white button mushrooms equally delicious! I've also used many different cheese combinations: only mozz.(which I find rather bland by itself but still good); Kasseri cheese which is a tangy sharp cheese that tastes like a combination of Parmesan Swiss & mellow Monterey Jack; mozz. mixed with the assertive Kasseri; mozz. with sharp cheddar; mozz. with Parmesan; Monterey jack. Every combination - except all-cheddar - was nearly as delicious as my favorite: baby bellas Kasseri cheese (with or without the mozz.). For serving I strongly suggest to separate the mushrooms either after topping with cheese or after baking (the latter is harder because it's hot & you want to serve it quickly while hot) so that guests won't have the cooling cheese pull off the cheese from other mushrooms. I put only a speck of garlic butter on the filled mushrooms so that the appetizer does not drip while being eaten. Or else bake & serve this in individual ramekins so guests can drip onto their own plate. A serving is 2? I think not! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
I have to admit I was a little skeptical as I was making these that they would be flavorful enough; I kept thinking I could add a little X or a little Y but I stayed true to the recipe and they are great! I only used at most 2 TBSP butter and a dash of EVOO just to lighten it up a little but other than that the ingredients remained the same. After consulting w/ambi I put the shroom caps (large Portabellas) in the oven for about 10 min first then proceeded to fill and bake them. Following the advice of prior reviewers I broiled for about 2 min to get the tops golden brown. My only complain if you will w/these is they're not real easy to eat (and get a bite of everything). When I make them again (notice I said "when") I may chop the shrimp for eating ease. Oh yeah don't be an idiot like me and forget to take the tails of the shrimp....THANKS for a keeper ambi! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2009
this was so good! to make it a dinner i doubled it and served it with pesto pasta. i did follow the suggestions of some of the reviews and chopped the shrimp before i cooked it baked 10 mins before filling with the shrimp mixture used half butter and half olive oil. i also added some parsley crushed red pepper and some lemon juice not that it needed it just felt like doing it though. will definately make these for appetizers in the future. so easy and looked really impressive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
Not that you need ANOTHER 5 stars to convince yourself to try this but I'm giving it anyway!:) This is wonderful. I used small shrimp and topped with Italian blend cheese and broiled in the oven in my cast iron. A huge hit and a great appetizer to our steak dinner. Thanks ambi! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
Let me start off by saying I HATE shrimp. This was my first time cooking them and the recipe turned out good. I even ate some of this....and liked it. Next time i'm gonna dice up the shrimp before stuffing the shrooms (since its the texture of shrimp im not a fan of). Also as suggested by the sumitter I sauteed the mushrooms in the butter/garlic sauce for about 10 min. Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2011
I made these for company and instead of using 1 large shrimp I used about 3 small salad shrimp per mushroom. The end result was ok - but we found them a bit bland; the flavor of the mushroom overpowered both the garlic butter and the shrimp. Read More
(11)
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