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Friday, March 1, 2013

How To Make Crab Salad On Avocado Halves


Crab is one of those types of meat that varies in taste and you should take the time to learn about the different types before you actually make this recipe. The meat varies considerably when it comes to texture, grain, and sweetness. There are many types of crab available: Blue, Alaskan King, Dungeness, Rock, Jonah, Stone, Horseshoe, and Alaskan Snow (also called Queen Crab). Of course, those are just some of the types of crab that are commercially available. Depending on your tastes, you may prefer one type over another - but you need to do your homework before purchasing crab meat!

"Soft shell" crab meat can refer to any of the varieties of crab. The term refers to a particular growth phase when the crab loses its shell for a brief time frame, grows in size, and then forms a new shell. "Picked crab meat" is meat that is handpicked. Picked meat is generally the best although it can be more expensive than machine processed. If you purchase picked meat, you'll save time when preparing it because it is usually free of shell fragments. Otherwise, if you purchase machine processed crab meat, you will need to spend a few minutes rinsing your crab meat in order to clear it of any possible shell debris.

This delicious meal is easy to make and won't take more than twenty minutes to prepare.
Place 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onion into a large bowl and then add the following items: 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (the fresher the better), 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and 4 teaspoons of lime juice. Mix together thoroughly, and then add 16 ounces of fresh (cooked) crab meat. Mix again.
You'll need to slice four large avocados in half and remove the skin and the seeds. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze a tiny bit of fresh lemon juice onto each avocado (prevents them from turning brown).
You should now have 16 ounces of crab salad and 8 open halves of avocados. Place the avocado halves onto your serving plates, and then spoon the crab salad onto the avocado halves. And, last but certainly not least, enjoy your crab salad!

The listed ingredients are enough for 8 servings.

Crab Salad In Avocado Halves
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
4 teaspoons of lime juice
1/2 lemon (to avoid avocado discoloration - read above)
4 large avocados
16 ounces of cooked crab meat
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