A Father’s Day Feast! Appetizer Edition. Garlic Lemon Shrimp & Stuffed Mushrooms

We ate our Father’s Day dinner in stages today. Instead of a real lunch I whipped up a couple appetizers for us to munch on while I was getting the rest of the dinner together.

I made some caramelized onion ‘stuffed’ mushrooms and some garlic lemon shrimp. Simply delicious.


I based the shrimp on another recipe my mom makes with cauliflower, but left out the breadcrumbs that normall get mixed in so it wasn’t quite as heavy. I will definitely be making this again in the future and might experiment with leaving the breadcrumbs in as well.

Garlic Lemon Shrimp

  • 1 pound of shrimp, deveined and de-shelled
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 stick of butter, unsalted
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp. red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry shrimp and place on a cookie sheet. Combine all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse together. Drop  butter mixture over shrimp and bake in oven until shrimp is pink and butter mixture is bubbly and fragrant.


So, in order to make traditional stuffed mushrooms more gluten-free friendly, I left the traditional breadcrumb mixture out. Since I was caramelizing some onions as I normally do on a Sunday, I decided to combine them with some mushrooms. These ended up being a tasty snack as well. Caramelizing onions is a lot of work, so unless you are making a batch of onions already, it might be a bit of a hassle to make these, but they would definitely be worth the effort. Oh, I would also recommend slicing the onions fairly thin so that it’s easier to get them in the mushrooms.

Caramelized Onion Mushrooms

  • 2 large onions, cut in half, sliced and caramelized (you will have leftover onions)
  • 1 package of mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
  • Some kind of melty cheese (I used some parm and jack)
Caramelize onions. Preheat oven to 350. Place mushrooms, cap size down on tin-foil lined cookie sheet. Fill mushrooms with onions and top with a sprinkling of cheese. Place cookie sheet in oven until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. If you want the cheese to be super melty, turn on the broiler for a minute or two. Serve and enjoy!

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