Cracked Crab with Herbed Avocado Sauce

Recipe from The Sunset Cookbook

Cracked Crab with Herbed Avocado Sauce

This simple sauce was inspired by the tarragon tang and beautiful color of Green Goddess salad dressing.

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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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