Easy Crab and Havarti Stuffed Portabella is a quick and easy dish. It’s filled with crab and cheese, is perfect as a light meal or an appetizer.
John and I relish our down time. We have been in our home almost 28 years. We have done a lot of remodeling. The first projects were functional for a young family. Our more recent projects have been for comfort and aesthetics.
A couple of these projects focused on our backyard, such as putting in a koi pond and outdoor living spaces.
We have worked very hard for most of our lives, so we have created spaces that we enjoy relaxing and entertaining in.
When we don’t have anything planned, we will often make a simple meal that requires very little prep, or clean-up, and eat outside. Our Crab and Havarti stuffed Portabellas actually originated as an appetizer using the smaller caps. I often make these for lunch, and love to change up the stuffing ingredients. You can leave out the crab for a great vegetarian dish.
In this recipe, I used an ingredient that I’d never had the opportunity to use, garlic scapes. Wikipedia defines garlic scapes as “long, leafless flowering stems rising directly from a bulb, or rhizome”. They must be used when they first appear or they will be tough. They taste like very light and smooth garlic. I used them in my stuffing. They are the little green bits that you see. You can substitute with garlic.
Another dish that’s great as an appetizer or meal is Ceviche!