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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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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