Crab Stuffed Avocados

If you’re in search of a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious, look no further than Crab Stuffed Avocados. This recipe offers a delightful blend of creamy avocado and rich, tender crabmeat, making it a perfect choice for a sophisticated appetizer or a light, refreshing lunch. The natural butteriness of the avocado pairs exquisitely with the sweet and delicate flavor of the crab, while a hint of lime adds just the right amount of zest. This dish is not only simple to prepare but is also a great way to impress your guests with minimal effort.

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup cooked crabmeat, fresh or canned
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Paprika or chili powder, for garnish
  • Additional lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Avocados: Carefully scoop out a bit of the flesh from each avocado half to create a larger cavity for the stuffing. Chop the scooped-out flesh and set aside. Be sure to leave a thick border of avocado flesh to maintain the structure.
  2. Mix the Crab Filling: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the chopped avocado flesh, crabmeat, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño if using. Gently mix to combine these ingredients without breaking down the crab too much.
  3. Add Mayo and Seasoning: Stir in mayonnaise and lime juice to the crab mixture. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
  4. Stuff the Avocados: Spoon the crab mixture into the cavities of the avocado halves. Be generous with the filling, and mound it slightly.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle each stuffed avocado with a pinch of paprika or chili powder for a touch of color and a hint of spice. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.

Serving Suggestions

These crab stuffed avocados are best enjoyed fresh. They make a great appetizer for summer barbecues or a luxurious addition to a brunch menu. Pair them with a crisp white wine or a light, citrusy cocktail for an even more enjoyable experience.

Tips

  • Ensure that your avocados are ripe but firm. Overripe avocados may be too mushy and difficult to handle.
  • If using canned crabmeat, drain it well to prevent the filling from becoming too wet.
  • For an extra kick, add a dash of hot sauce to the crab mixture.

Enjoy this elegant and simple dish that’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *