Avocado halves are filled with a delicious mixture of shrimp, crab, and cucumber. A wonderful beginning to a light lunch, or a great appetizer for an elegant dinner!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix the crab, shrimp, cucumber, mayonnaise, and parsley. Season with salt, and pepper. Cover, and chill until serving.

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  • Slice the avocados lengthwise, and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado, leaving about 1/2 inch on the peel. Spoon the seafood mixture into the hollowed centers of the avocado halves. Sprinkle the tops with paprika.

Nutrition Facts

283.1 calories; 16.5 g protein; 10 g carbohydrates; 90.7 mg cholesterol; 246.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
Couldn't get enough of this...we loved it! I used frozen cooked cocktail shrimp & a can of fancy white crab meat (finally found a recipe that the cheaper stuff is good in!). I used lite ranch dressing instead of mayo & I used Old Bay instead of salt. And I probably used an extra tbp. of cucumber (I wouldn't suggest leaving it out...it adds a lot to the dish). The filling was really really good w/ the avocado! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2012
Not very good I just really didn't enjoy this. Read More
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132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
Couldn't get enough of this...we loved it! I used frozen cooked cocktail shrimp & a can of fancy white crab meat (finally found a recipe that the cheaper stuff is good in!). I used lite ranch dressing instead of mayo & I used Old Bay instead of salt. And I probably used an extra tbp. of cucumber (I wouldn't suggest leaving it out...it adds a lot to the dish). The filling was really really good w/ the avocado! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2006
I added onion/garlic powders dill weed and minced red onion. I couldn't see the purpose of wasting a perfectly wonderful avacado just to use the shell as a bowl so I chopped the avacado meat and added it into the mix. This made a great lunch Annie and thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This was a hit as the second course of my Valentine's dinner. Like other's have said already I saw no point in wasting a perfectly good avocado so decided to make it part of the meal. I actually did not stuff them at all. I sliced the avocado squeezed a lime over it(both for flavor and to prevent browning) and used it as a bed for the filling. For the filling my valentine is allergic to shrimp so I used premium crab to make up for the lack of shrimp - the jumbo lump crab - I also put a little extra cucumber (someone here already said it but it bears saying again the cucumber really makes the dish so don't leave it out) some fresh dill and although it was valentine's day I couldnt help adding a few dashes of garlic powder - it was the perfect touch. I served it on top of the lime-soaked avocado slices - DELICIOUS! So good in fact my valentine was hesitant to move on to the next course! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2006
Didn't want to waste avocado by scraping out the flesh so I t sliced the peeled avocado and served with the shrimp/ crab filling. I also added a little salsa sauce to he mixture. Made a great starter to Christmas lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
One word: YUMMY! I followed on reviewer's advice and used Ranch dressing in lieu of the mayo. I used fat free Ranch dressing and it gave it an extra kick. I also left a lot of the avocoado mixture in and smushed the crab/shrimp mixture into the halves. I would just have to go back to replace the filling I ate. I love avocado and didn't want to waste it. Leaving the avocado gave it an extra boost to the texture and made it more hearty. I also doubled the amount of cucumber which gave it an extra crunch. I ended up eating both halves of the avocado! YUMMY! The mixture is also good on top of crackers and toast! This is an excellent recipe and will become a staple in my cookbook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
From some of the reviews the instructions must have confused some of the cooks. Having had stuffed Avocados often previously I sliced the avocado in half removed the seed and PEELED the skin off. Using the flesh as a "boat" placed it on top of lettuce on the plate and filled the halves with seafood mixture. Recommend using the recipe as a guide for your own favorite mixture. Use just enough mayo or cream cheese mixture to hold together but not soupy. Also very good using a tuna or chicken mixture. Add fresh fruit to the plate maybe sliced tomato and a mini muffin or crackers to complete the meal. Often both avocado halves are used per serving with stuffing mix overflowing the avocado haves onto the lettuce on plate. Nice for a luncheon meal. I cook by guess and by golly as my mother would say. Add & leave out as suits you. 5 stars when made as stated in my comments Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
I added the avocado also and didn't use the shell. I served it on lettuce leaves. It was an interesting dish but I thought it was a bit bland. Maybe I didn't add enough pepper or I just prefer things with alot of pepper. I'm not sure. I didn't use cucumber so perhaps that's why. Next time I'll cut back on the mayo and add more fresh ground pepper and perhaps a little cayenne. Overall it was good quick and easy. I threw it together in under 5 minutes which is a major plus for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
After one bite of this it was requested again for dinner tonight so i think it's a winner. I used shrimp only added the avocado back in and tomatoes/red onions per another reviewer. I also added a splash of lime juice because I love lime on avocado and shrimp. I doubt I'll make it again tonight but I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2004
Thanks for a delicious recipe! I left out the cucumber and the parsley (I didn't have any) and substituted dill weed for the parsley. It was delicious and also taste good on top of a salad. It was ready in less than 30 minutes which makes it a keeper in my book! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2012
Not very good I just really didn't enjoy this. Read More
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