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Walnut Grove Recipes
Tian of Avocado & Crab
4 to 5 portions
- 250g white crabmeat
- 2 large avocados
- 1 lemon
- Bunch coriander - chopped
- 1 shallot - finely diced
- 5cm of cucumber
- 1 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 50g cooked prawns
1. Blend avocado, half the shallot, a tablespoon of chopped coriander
and juice of half a lemon until smooth. Season with salt &
pepper. Remove the peel from the cucumber and slice into thin
strips. Set aside for the garnish.
2. Gently break up the
crab meat into a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, the rest of the
chopped coriander, the other half of shallot (finely diced), season
with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and red chilli to taste.
3. Transfer avocado mixture to a piping bag, and
using a metal cutter placed in the middle of the plate you are
using to serve layer up the tian (see picture above).
4. Remove the metal mould and garnish with a small
dollop of yogurt around the edge of the plate with a prawn on
top, finished with strips of cucumber skin (see picture above).
This tian is a lovely summery dish, perfect for a starter, or
if served with a salad and fresh crusty bread will make a lovely
Everything needs to be made to order to keep the
freshness of the flavours..
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