Monday, August 20, 2012

Crabmeat Salad Stuffed Avocados

It's the end of summer and since I wasn't able to go to Maine and indulge in one of their famous lobster rolls, I had to settle for these crabmeat salad stuffed avocados. Boy, life is rough if I have to settle for this recipe. Ha!

With fresh crabmeat combined with bright, crisp veggies, and a flavorful and zesty dressing, this is one recipe that screams summer. A hint of citrus, combined with creamy  avocado makes this the perfect light and refreshing dinner. Try to contain yourself...

Crabmeat Salad Stuffed Avocados
Serves 4

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
9 ounces fresh, wild caught crabmeat, fully cooked
1/2 tomato, diced
1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 avocados
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, squeezed from 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dijon and red wine vinegar.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

To the bowl, add the cooked crabmeat, tomato, bell pepper and 1 tablespoon of chives.  Stir to combine.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cut each avocado in half and immediately pour lemon juice over each half to keep the avocados from turning brown.  Using a small spoon, scoop out the pit.  Also scoop out about 1/3 of the fruit from the center of each avocado half. Add the scooped-out avocado to the crabmeat salad and stir to combine.  Stuff each avocado with the crabmeat salad.  Sprinkle the remaining chives over each half and serve.

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