Cracked Crab with Herbed Avocado Sauce

This simple sauce was inspired by the tarragon tang and beautiful color of Green Goddess salad dressing.
Recipe from The Sunset Cookbook

Serves: 4 to 6
Time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes for dressing to rest

  • 2 firm-ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup finely chopped chives (about 2 bunches)
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped tarragon
  • 2 dungeness crabs, cooked, cleaned, and cracked

1. In a blender, purée avocados, oil, vinegar, salt, and 1⁄2 cup water until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in chives and tarragon. Cover and let sit 30 minutes at room temperature to let flavors blend.

2. Season sauce with salt to taste. Mound crab on a platter or on plates and serve with sauce.

Pper serving: 413 cal., 76% (315 cal.) from fat; 19 g protein; 35 g fat (5.1 g sat.); 6.8 g carbo (1.7 g fiber); 482 mg sodium; 87 mg chol.

More: Iconic Western recipes from The Sunset Cookbook

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