Crab & Avocado: A Nice Match

There is nothing better than fresh lump crab meat, especially fresh caught off the Maryland shores, but I only get to sample that once a year, when our friends come back from Maryland after crabbing and make the world's best crab cakes.
Nothing but crab, no fillers. Amazing.

I always keep a can of Trader Joe's crabmeat in the fridge. It stays good (the pasteurized stuff) for like 2 years.

The canned stuff is fine in a pinch for making quick weeknight crab cakes or crab salad or crab canapes.

This was a quick and easy starter for a summer dinner out on the patio.
All you have to do is make the little bread toasts and the toppings and voila!

Crab & Avocado Toasts (adapted from Food & Wine magazine)

4 oz. crabmeat (fresh lump crabmeat is best, but the stuff in the can from Trader Joe's will do)
half of a fresh lime
1 tbsp of fresh chopped mint
salt & pepper

2 ripe avocados
kosher salt

First make the crabmeat mixture. Chop your crabmeat and squeeze w/ fresh lime juice, add salt, pepper and chopped mint.

Next bowl mash your 2 avocados w/ about a tbsp of kosher salt.

Spread your avocado mash on your toasts and top with the crabmeat mixture.
Garnish with some fresh chopped mint leaves.


Ciao Chow Linda said…
Crab and avocado do indeed make a great pairing. Yours looks very tempting. A lovely treat any time of the year.
I do love crab and avocado. What did you use for the4 toasts? They look great.
kat said…
I bet the creaminess of the avocado was perfect with the crab. Cool & refreshing
The JR said…
Looks good Stacey. Love crabmeat. I bet those crab cakes are to die for.

Julia said…
What a great combo! I find the tinned crab pretty good and a whole lot easier to prep.
Foodiewife said…
Have you been reading my mind? I bought two gorgeous avocados, while visiting in Cambria, CA. I was thinking of hollowing the out and filling them with crab meat! I'll clink a glass of vino in your honor when we enjoy this, al fresco! Great idea!
Lori Lynn said…
That looks great. Trader Joe's is OK in a pinch as you say, wish I had the fresh stuff here!
Zoe said…
Mmm, thanks for the trader joe's tip! This looks awesome
Patsyk said…
a match made in heaven! I'll have to remember to pick up the crab from TJ's next time I'm over there.
Pam said…
What a fantastic combination of flavors and textures. They look really tasty!
Wish I had a patio to enjoy these on. Oh and maybe a glass of really cold Rosé.
lisa is cooking said…
Such a great combination! I'm re-living my Saturday lunch by looking at your photos. We had crab guacamole at a new taco place in town. So good.
Maria said…
Love this one!
Kerstin said…
What cute little appetizers, I love crab and avocado together!
Ah, yes, if you asked my husband, he'd call crab and avocado a perfect match. This is lovely!
Beautiful! I picture you dining on gorgeous appetizers every night of the week!
I wouldn't mind eating a couple of these out on the patio! What kind of bread/toast did you use?
Carrie said…
These sound so good! I love the flavors of crab and avocado together.