Sorry SpongeBob, but this crab appetizer will put your renowned krabby patties to shame. Its got all the delicious flavor with a gourmet twist. The variety of colors and textures in this dish really make it stand out. Your guests will get the impression that you slaved over this recipe, when in reality, it will only take you about 20 minutes.
Now I wouldn’t say I’m a seafood fanatic in the least bit, but the crab in this appetizer is so subtle that I can barely tell I’m eating it. However, I’m sure the avocado, lime juice and garlic helps mask the fishy flavor that I typically despise.
This is the type of recipe that you can alter to your liking. If you aren’t a big tomato fan, don’t put as much in the mixture. If you love avocado (like me), feel free to add more. After all, this appetizer is basically an elevated version of guacamole. Since I doubled the recipe, be sure to add more of the other ingredients accordingly.
1 cup cooked crab meat (I believe I double the recipe, so I used 2 cans white lump crab meat and 1 can white shredded crab meat. Make sure to drain the juice from the can and run it under the water faucet. This will prevent the appetizer from tasting too fishy.)
2 avocado pears peeled & chopped (Used extra avocado)
1/2 tsp. jalepeño
1/4 cup tomato chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. onion, chopped
2 tbsp. scallion, chopped
1 clove garlic chopped (Used extra garlic, about 2-3 cloves)
3/4 tsp. salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 1/2 cups lettuce finely chopped
3 lemon wedges
Mix all ingredients except lettuce and lemon wedges. Place desired amount of lettuce under serving of crab appetizer–use as much or little, depending on your serving dish. Garnish with lemon wedges.