Dungeness crab with avocado

This is a very simple recipe that works great. The combination of dungeness crab and avocado is always a winner.

First of all, buy your crab alive and cook it yourself. That makes a huge difference! I’ve already written a post detailing how to do that. And no, it’s not that cruel. Nothing more cruel that what happens to all those chickens that you eat all the time!

Once your crab is cooked, let it rest on ice so it gets cold (it can rest for a good hour or so). Then prepare it. In other words, take all the meat away and reserve it in a bowl. This is actually quite a lengthy process, but again, very worth it.

Let’s prepare a sort of guacamole. Dice 1 yellow onions very finely. Press 3-4 gloves of garlic in a garlic press and mix with the onions. Finely chop a good hand of cilantro and add to the mixture. Prepare 3 avocados (ie take the meat out) and with a fork, mix with the rest. Add some salt (i like salt!), some white pepper. You can also add some chilies if you want to make it a tiny bit spicy. Then add the juice of 2 limes. Mix well. Taste. Then adjust to taste: more salt, more pepper, more garlic, more lime juice, whatever you think it needs.

To serve, display the avocado mousse in a middle of a plate, and lay the crab on top of it. Feel free to add anything on the side to make the plate look beautiful!


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