Avocado Stuffed with Blue Crab
Avocado stuffed with Blue Crab is healthy, light, summery, fresh, lump blue crab meat combined with avocado, cucumber, lime juice and jalapeno. Let's just say divine doesn't even begin to describe it!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
- 8 ounces fresh lump blue crab meat
- 1 large ripe Haas avocado halved and pitted
- zest and juice of one lime
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 large scallion just the white part, finely minced
- 1/2-1 jalapeno pepper seeds and membrane removed, finely minced, depending on how spicy you want it
- 1/2 unpeeled English cucumber cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed and grated
- 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped, for garnish*
Slice 1/2 of an unpeeled English cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Grate the cucumber and spread it out on a paper towel to allow it to drain. Try to pat out as much moisture as possible.
Zest and juice your lime. Reserve 1 tsp.
Cut your avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the avocado but leave a small amount in the shell so it will be sturdy. Brush avocado halves with 1 tsp of the reserved lime juice to prevent discoloration. Chop the avocado scooped out into small chunks.
Mix the remaining lime juice and lime zest with the mayonnaise, cumin, scallion, minced jalapeño pepper, and grated cucumber in a medium size bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Make sure there are no shell fragments in the crab meat. Then add the chopped avocado and crab meat to the mayonnaise mixture and fold in gently to avoid breaking up the lumps of crab meat.
Arrange avocado halves, cut side up on a plate and mound the crab mixture on each avocado half. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.
Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg