Ask For It: Blue Lion’s Stuffed Mushrooms


Just as The Blue Lion is a classic Jackson eating establishment, some of it’s menu items have become reliable favorites for locals and visitors alike. When we were putting together Issue 3, Dishing received this letter from Alice Thrasher, of Montgomery, Alabama:

Dear Dishing,

My husband and I have been eating at The Blue Lion for years and especially like the rack of lamb and the stuffed mushrooms. The lamb recipe is in a local cookbook, but not the mushrooms. I’ve tried to make the mushrooms by guessing the ingredients and have not quite gotten it.

blue lion mushroomsMany at-home cooks have played this same guessing game, but no one has to play it anymore with the Blue Lion’s stuffed mushrooms because we have the recipe.

Blue Lion’s Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1/2 pound crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup cognac or brandy
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until evenly combined.
  • Stuff mushroom caps.
  • Bake at 350 F until golden brown.

About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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