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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guacamole with Crab

I will admit that I heart, heart, heart Guacamole - a lot! I had this delicious version at a Texas Tech tailgate before a home game last year. The AMBUCS (of which Mr. CJ is a member) hosted a chef from Dallas who is employed by Jack Daniels. I could not get enough of this dip. I finally blurted mustered up the nerve to ask him for the recipe. He gave no measurements.... nice huh! LOL.. but I was so happy to experiment. It's a constant for easy entertaining!

Guacamole with Crab
adapted from word of mouth instructions from a Dallas area chef
who seems to have adapted a recipe by Emeril Lagasse

3 large avocados, peeled, seeded and coarsely mashed
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/3 cup minced cilantro leaves
1 Tablespoon minced jalepeno - seeded and deribbed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or regular sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne - be wary this gets hotter as it sits
1/2 cup red onions, minced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 small can of sweet corn
1/2lb lump crab meat, picked over to remove shells and cartilage

put everything in a bowl and then just mix once!

Mash the avocado, leaving some chunks in the mix. Pour the lime juice over and mix thoroughly. This covers the avocado and will help it retain it's perfect green hue. Place the remaining ingredients on top of the mashed avocados, then gently toss until mixed well.
Be careful not to overwork the avocados nor breakup the crab meat. Season to taste. I tend to adjust the seasonings to compensate for the flavor of the avocados. I like more cumin and more garlic, tend to shy on the red pepper. 
Serve with tortilla chips.

I'm humbled that you gave of your time to come visit. 
I hope it was enjoyable.
 Drop by tomorrow for some more Heirloom creations and on Monday I'll show you some Monograms along with embroidery and care tips.
I'm joining Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday - see ya there! 
I'm also linking to Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescapers.. see you there too! 


Luv'n Spoonfuls said...

I have NEVER had crab IN my guacamole, but sounds like a delightful combination. So fresh and full of the taste of 'summer'. Can't wait to give it a try!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Two favorites together! Definitely trying this, Marlus. Thanks!


OMG! I love Guacamole with crab, such a wonderful summer recipe! Thank you for sharing, Marlis, it looks yummy!! Have a great week end. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds perfect for a warm day Marlis:@)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I never thought of putting crab in guacamole. Wish I had seen this last night when we had guacamole with margaritas! Next time for sure.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Marlis- that guacamole sounds wonderful! Nothing like some yummy guacamole and chips on a Summer day. Every week I host a recipe spotlight where foodies come and show off their recipes from the weekend I'd love for you to come on over and share a recipe or 2. Have a blessed day.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, I LOVE guacamole. And combined with crab... how decedent! This just screams "girls luncheon" to me!
I am trilled to see "printable recipe" at the bottom of your page! YEA for you!!!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Ah, this brings back memories. I used to make an hors d'ouevre where you'd put some guac on a chip and then a little hunk of crab meat. Kind of an individual version of this. I think I've got to have it again, real soon.

- The Tablescaper

Pattie T. said...

Guacamole with crab? This is new to me, but it sounds incredible!

Entertaining Women said...

Yummo! Guacamole is my desert island food...you know, the if you were ever on a desert island, but you could have one food that you liked available, what would it be? question. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

It sounds like a perfect flavor combination! Never tried it.

Maria said...

Oh, this sounds so delicious! I heart guacamole too! I'm printing this out right now to try it out at the first opportunity.

once in a blue moon said...

i have always been a purest, but this looks excllent!

Kuby said...

What a great combination! It sounds delicious! Love guacamole. This is sure one to try. The crabmeat sounds perfect. Love it!

Snap said...

I love guacamole and I love crab ... sounds like the perfect combination to me! Yummy!

Jojo said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note! I was going to comment on the beautiful handmade items but was distracted by the crab guacamole - yum!


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