Stuffed Avocado with Alaska Crab

A platter of  stuffed crab avocados - a lovely sight

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups cooked Alaska Crab Meat
         - King, Snow, or Dungeness
  • 3 Scallions, sliced, plus more for serving
  • 4 Avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese


Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until smooth.

Fold in the Alaska crab meat and scallions. Use a spoon to scoop some of the flesh out of the avocados, leaving a larger cavity for stuffing.

Divide the crab mixture between the avocados and top with the cheddar cheese. Position a rack about 8 inches below the heating element and broil for 2-5 minutes, checking frequently, or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Top with extra scallions if desired and serve hot.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)