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Blue Crab and Avocado Boats

If you have been following me on facebook recently you know that I am teaching U.S. history to my 2nd grader this year.  We are having so much fun with it and every weekend (and sometimes during the week) we make special treats that represent different states around the U.S.  This week we created some recipes for Delaware and one of them is this awesome Blue Crab and Avocado Boats!   They sound fancy, but are so easy to make!

Delaware Blue Crab and Avocado Boats

***see recipe at the bottom of post:

A boat in the making!

So fresh and fun!  Did my kids like it?  Yes, but the crab taste took them by surprise since we usually don’t eat crab in OK.  In fact it was hard to find a fresh can of blue crab, but we found one at our local Sam’s Club.  If you have trouble finding crab then you can always use the imitation crab in this.  I know crab affecinados will disagree, but since I don’t live any where near the shore I can sympathize with those that don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a pound of crab!  If you do decide to splurge I can assure you that this is a wonderful dish!

Delaware Blue Crab and Avocado Boats!

Delaware Blue Crab and Avocado Boats!


  • Recipe makes 4 servings, but this recipe can be doubled if you want to use a full pound of crab
  • 1/2 pound cooked lump blue crab, can substitute imitation crab instead with a slightly sweeter result
  • 1 ripe Avocado, if serving 4 use two avocados for the outer shell only... use the fruit for another dish or enjoy it on its own.
  • 1 Tbsp . Tartar Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp . Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp . Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tsp . chili pepper sauce, I used Siracha sauce, but any chili pepper sauce will work here
  • 1 Tbsp . fresh chopped chives
  • juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 2-4 peices of Romaine or butter lettuce


  1. Split Avocado/s in half lengthwise and take the pit out. Next scoop out the inside leaving only the skins or "bowls". (note: If using 2 Avocados to make 4 bowls make sure to only use the fruit of one avocado in the mixture). Place a piece of Romaine or butter lettuce into the hollowed bowls and set aside. Chop the avocado and place in a medium sized bowl. Mix in everything except the crab (or imitation crab). Carefully fold in the crab or imitation crab into the mixture until just mixed so that the crab remains intact. Take your Roma tomato and cut in half lengthwise, then cut one half again lengthwise. Cut into two or three sections of this piece into triangles to place as a "sail" for the boat, Serve immediately or place in refrigerator up to 1 hour (after this the avocado may start to turn brown... this is still edible, but does not look as appetizing.)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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lisacng @

Friday 28th of September 2012

So fun, and what a great presentation! I forgot you were doing recipes of 50 states. All pin-able I bet!

Lyuba @willcookforsmiles

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

Looks amazing! I'm loving the crab party, I wish I like avocado more. This might change my mind :)

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