Avocado Cups with Curried Crab


2 shallots, diced
2 tbs canola oil
3 tbs garam masala
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp tomato paste
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
3/4 lb lump crabmeat
2 ripe avocados
lemon twist, cilantro and paprika for garnish
  • Mince the shallots and heat the oil in a small saucepan.
  • Add the shallots and the garam masala and fry gently, stirring until the shallots are soft. About 3 minutes.
  • Turn into a bowl and allow to cool.
  • Add the mayonnaise to  the cold shallots and curry along with the tomato paste, lemon rind and juice, salt and pepper.
  • Fold in the crab meat.
  • Halve the avocados, lengthwise and remove the pits.
  • Place each avocado half on a serving plate and spoon an equal amount of the filling.
  • Garnish with lemon twists and a sprinkling of paprika.
  • Serve as an appetizer.




20 min


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