Avocado Crab Boats Recipe

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Avocado Crab Boats Recipe
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Avocado Crab Boats Recipe

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These boats are great with tortilla chips, beans or rice. You can also cover them, pack them on ice, and take them to a picnic or potluck. Straight from the oven or cold, they're always delicious. —Frances Benthin, Scio, Oregon
Featured In: Top 10 Quick Dinners
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

Preheat broiler. Place two avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into remaining avocado halves.
Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Avocado Crab Boats in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p138

Nutritional Facts

1 filled avocado half: 325 calories, 28g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • 5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Preheat broiler. Place two avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into remaining avocado halves.
  2. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Avocado Crab Boats in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p138

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Stacy User ID: 9466653 288021
Reviewed May. 20, 2018

"Very tasty and easy to make. I scooped out all the avacado, mixed all ingredients together except the pepperjack. I refilled the shells and baked/broiled that way. Had some left over to eat as dip."

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Naomie User ID: 9114200 286288
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2018

"To clear up the confusion, just look at the photo! Discard skin from avocados, you are stuffing the remaining 8 (halves of avocado, not skins!), with the crab avo mixture in step one. I use fresh crab and more cilantro, just personal preference. Very tasty, my crew loves these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

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minderelly1 User ID: 6908498 284050
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2018

"You guys are missing that you mound the 2 mashed avocado halves mixed with the crab and seasoning onto the avocado halves that are still full with the little hole where seed was."

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Rachel9732 User ID: 2020599 282357
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2018

"Maybe I'm missing something, but if you halve five avocados, you have 10 avocado halves. If you use two of those 10 avocado halves for the mashed avocado, you will have eight avocado halves left to stuff with the crab mixture, thus making eight servings. Everything worked out just fine when I made this--and it's really good!"

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Denis User ID: 9225739 269833
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

"I agree with Water4Chocolate. The ingredient list shows 5 avocados being used, but only the flesh from 2 halves being called for in the recipe. And it serves 8, so I presume 8 empty avocado half shells are being used, not 10 that would result from using 5 avocados.

What happens to the flesh from the other 4 avocados? Are we to put the flesh from 5 whole avocados in the mix, and then stuff 8 half shells with the total mixture using the other ingredients?"

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 263981
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

"These are so good and so easy!"

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Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 263620
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"Something isn't right about the directions. It's based around Two avocado halves??? What am I missing here?"

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