Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crab Salad Stuffed Avocado



The other day, when we had crab, I also made some crab salad stuffed avocados.


Stuffed avocados are a good way to use the small ones--they work well in guacamole too.



Ingredients:

2 cups cooked crab meat, fresh, canned, or frozen
1/4 cup minced red onion or sweet onion
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced roasted jalapeño pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning or Spike
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
salt to taste



I got this mustard as a gift from my friend, Cherie.

She uses it to make honey mustard salad dressing.

Can't wait to try that.

Thank you, Cherie, and Margaret, too, for all the goodies!



I added a generous teaspoon of mustard.



This is a 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning.

Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, depending on how spicy you want it.



Add 1/8 teaspoon white pepper--or black pepper.

Mix with about 1/3 cup mayonnaise.

Taste and adjust seasoning.

Optional things to add might be--red pepper, green pepper, cilantro, olives, capers, pickles, etc.

Use whatever you like.



This is half an avocado, but you can put a generous scoop on a horizontal slice of avocado, too.

That will look pretty.


Itadakimasu!



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This tree is in our backyard.

It didn't have any avocados this year.


This is my neighbor's yard.

My kitchen window faces this way.

Nice view, in suburbia.



This is one of the saplings that is growing because our dog, Dixie, buries the avocados she find in the yard.



This one, too.

It's behind a rose bush.



I'm going to save one--or all--of these for Mitchell.

He has come to love avocados.



The avocados we have are of the Hass variety.

There's lots of information about avocados on the web, one of the sites I like is Confessions of an Avocado Pusher.


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Ingredients:

2 cups cooked crab meat
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced roasted jalapeño pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning or Spike
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
salt to taste

ripe avocados

Optional:

red pepper, green pepper, capers, olives, pickles, cilantro, parsley, hard-boiled egg, etc.

Put all the ingredients except avocados into a large bowl and mix gently.
Taste and adjust flavors.

Spoon into avocado halves.


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