Dungeness Crab Stuffed Avocado with Seafood Remoulade

Dungeness Crab Stuffed Avocado with Seafood Remoulade

For those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest and love shellfish December is a much anticipated time of year, not only for the holidays but for the opening of DUNGENESS CRAB season.  It has been a part of my family’s traditional holiday celebration for as long as I can remember. Dungeness crab can be prepared many ways but my favorite is au naturalle: cooked, chilled and served with a simple zesty dipping sauce. If I want to dress it up a bit and make a salad course or entree my favorite is a crab stuffed avocado.  Just add a little chopped celery and green onion to a serving of crab, season with salt and pepper and add a little remoulade, just enough to hold it together, pile onto an avocado half and serve with extra sauce. Fresh cooked crab is so luxurious and deserves a sauce that is worthy of its sweet, delicate flavor and this remoulade is my favorite. If you don’t care for crab or you can’t get it where you live this sauce is fantastic on cold SHRIMP too.

REMOULADE is a delicious dip for fresh veggies and is soooo tasty on French fries. 

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Seafood Remoulade
  • 1-1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup seafood cocktail sauce (I use Heinz)
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate at least one hour.

Here are several of my favorite ways to prepare fresh crab meat.
I think DUNGENESS CRAB EGGS BENEDICT will be perfect for our New Year’s Day Brunch. 

Dungeness Crab, Avocado and Papaya Salad


Crab and Cheddar Omelette


Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict


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  1. says

    You had my attention at the word “crab”…then you followed it with the word “avocado”….I can’t imagine a more tasty lunch unless it is the omelet, Eggs Benedict, or salad that followed! Sadly, our stash of dungeness is gone until next summer!
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    • says

      Hi Marilyn – Oregon crabbing season opens Monday and hopefully a few markets in the area will have it on their ads in the next week to 10 days. Right now Costco has Dungeness crab meat from Washington state for $22.99/lb and it’s wonderful. In fact I’m having a crab Caesar salad for dinner. I’m going to the beach for a few days next week and hope to buy crab at the fish market on the wharf in Garibaldi. I like to crack it myself. Happy New Year!
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  2. Aimee says

    Mmm–crab…another reason to celebrate the new year that is coming:)
    Have a wonderful time on your trip–I LOVE that town!

  3. Pondside says

    That looks so good – and thanks for the reminder! We love fresh crab and it will make a nice change from all the Christmas herring.

  4. says

    I’ve actually seen Dungeness Crab in the freezer section of my favorite grocery store but have yet to buy try it for fear I would be disappointed in the taste or texture after thawing it. Your crab recipes always look so delicious! I’ll be saving your remoulade sauce for the next time we have shrimp.

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it yet but we love your home made tartar sauce to serve when I made crab cakes!
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    • says

      Hi Susan – I’m not fond of crab meat that has been frozen but know that I’m spoiled by having it available fresh. I don’t think I would use it for a salad but it could be delicious in crab cakes or chowder. Even though it’s frozen I bet it is expensive. Shelled fresh crab meat here is around $30 per pound (Costco $22.99) so I usually buy it in the shell and crack it myself. I’ve done it so many times it takes me only a few minutes to clean a large crab. Happy New Year!
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  5. says

    They all look great Cathy, but of course the two breakfast ones are my favorites – especially with the piece of claw meat on top. The remolaude has been saved. I believe I’d have to eat the crab once a week if I lived out there, especially if I could catch my own. The ones that get shipped in here don’t look to appealing.

  6. says

    I can easily eat crab once a week during the season, Larry. It’s such a treat. I bought my son 2 crab pots several years ago because he loves to go crabbing. It’s a great outing and some days he is lucky and some days he isn’t. He can usually fine somebody with a crab steamer right on the dock to cook his catch. I can imagine it isn’t in great shape by the time it would reach your markets.
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  7. says

    Hi Cathy ,
    Love Dungesess crab that we discovered while in Victoria. Of course, we never see this delicacy around here.
    I will try this one more time; hope it works.


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