By Kelly Bogard

WARNING! This recipe is not for sensitive palates or small children. As you can see by the name, these little jewels are HOT. My sister’s boyfriend, Scott, mentioned this recipe to me. It was something he tried after seeing mushrooms added to a crawfish boil, along with the other standard veggies (potatoes and corn). Now from what I hear, Scott is a pretty good cook. (Hint that he needs to cook for me.) However, I am not a crawfish, mushroom or spicy person, but my husband is all three. He graciously agreed to be my taste tester for these bites of fire. Daniel’s review is as follows: “MMMM, Whoa, Hot, Good.”

Atomic MushroomsFor Atomic Mushrooms, you will need…
16 oz. button mushrooms, whole
4 oz. Crawfish, Shrimp, or Crab boil
3 qt. water

This recipe is so simple and will work great with anything from appetizers to an amazing medium steak. As a bonus, you get to pick exactly how hot you want them to be.

First things, first. Combine the boil seasoning and water in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. While you are waiting on it to start boiling, you can go ahead and get your mushrooms washed.
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Once your water is heated, toss in the mushrooms and let them boil for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
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Now is when you get to decide hot or not so hot. Once the mushrooms are cooked, you can take them out of the water right away if you want them to be warm to hot or you can let them rest in the water. The longer they stay in the seasoned water, the hotter they get–just like crawfish.
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Once you have reached the desired heat level, take them out and serve.

This quick and easy recipe is a complement to many meals and would be great for party food as well. Thanks to Scott for giving me the great idea. If you have any recipes you would like to see featured, be sure to email them to me at or look me up on Facebook. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!



Recipe: Atomic Mushrooms

Summary: Spicy little bite-sized mushrooms


Atomic Mushrooms

  • 16 oz. button mushrooms, whole
  • 4 oz. Crawfish, Shrimp, or Crab boil
  • 3 qt. water


  • Combine water and spices in a large stock pot.
  • Bring to a boil. Wash mushrooms.
  • Once boiling, add mushrooms and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit until they have reached your desire spiciness.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 20-25 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6-8