This crab avocado appetizer stack looks impressive and tastes great! Serve this New Orleans inspired dish for your next dinner party.
This dinner party appetizer combines crab meat and guacamole for a marriage of flavors that’s hard to beat.
Just when you think party season is over (aka, the holidays) you realize that the first few months of the year are full of reasons to host a gathering. It’s Awards party season, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl, and Mardi Gras. That’s enough to keep you busy for 2-3 months!
This year I was inspired to create a Mardi Gras dinner party after visiting New Orleans last April. Our last night there, we had an amazing meal at Criollo, and ordered the shrimp, blue crab, avocado stack for an appetizer. It’s was one of the best things I’ve ever had!
I decided to re-create the dish as best I could, and made this crab avocado appetizer stack. The presentation itself is impressive, but the combination of seafood and guacamole is fantastic!
This elegant appetizer is perfect for special dinner parties or a New Orleans themed Mardi Gras menu.
This appetizer consists of three parts, or layers: crab layer, guacamole layer, and tomato coulis. You’ll need small 4 ounce ramekins to mold the stack, and saran wrap to make it easy to remove.
The crab layer is lightly seasoned with just enough mayonnaise to add moisture and a little creaminess.
While I can’t quite duplicate the chef quality of the restaurant’s stack, this one tastes delicious nonetheless. It’a a fabulous appetizer to serve for a sit-down dinner party, or even a small cocktail party for 6 to 8 guests.
TO MAKE THE COULIS: Add tortilla chips on the side for an added crunchy treat that you can use to scoop the stack with. Place coulis in a squeeze bottle to make it easier to control when plating.
Tomato Coulis ingredients
TO MAKE THE COULIS:
Add tortilla chips on the side for an added crunchy treat that you can use to scoop the stack with.
Place coulis in a squeeze bottle to make it easier to control when plating.