Miami in the OC

2 Sep

If you know me, you would obviously know by now that one of my FAVORITE vacays of all time was: Miami. The white sandy beaches, the crystal blue water, the amazing shopping, the nightlife, the amazing boutique hotels and most importantly the FOOD!

Being the newbie foodie I am, food definitely contributes to my overall experience when visiting or frequenting a location. Miami was not only on point with the variety of food they had to offer, but they gave me one of the best dishes I’ve EVER had- Crab Avocat at the Blue Door Restaurant inside the Delano Hotel.

This was the perfect appetizer, not only did it provide multiple textures in the dish but the many flavors seemed to dance on my palette even after I finished my main course. As a matter of fact, every time I think of Miami, 1st I think beach and 2nd, I think CRAB AVOCAT.

After a year of imagining this tantalizing dish, FINALLY I’ve found a recipe that might be able to give me a taste of Miami in the comfort of my home.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


Pit and peel the avocado and cut it into 1/2-inch chunks. In a small bowl toss the avocado chunks gently with 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and season with salt to taste. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, pinch of white pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add crabmeat and toss.

Stand an empty 15-ounce can with both top and bottom removed on a serving plate. Scoop a quarter of the avocado into the can. Place 1/4 of the crabmeat on top and press down gently into the mold. Gently pull the can off the avocado and crab mixture. Garnish with a half teaspoon of chives. Repeat with the remaining 3 servings and serve.

Per Serving:

Calories 150; Total Fat 8 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 5 g, Poly Fat 1 g) ; Protein 15 g; Carb 5 g; Fiber 3 g; Cholesterol 65 mg; Sodium 390 mg

I am going to try the recipe today exactly how it states up here and then make necessary changes (if need be) to spice it up. But, if you want a taste of the tropical lifestyle of Miami but can’t afford to shell out the money for a plane ticket or hotel just cook this up, grab a chair and a mojito and bask in the glory of this South Beach delicacy.


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