Avocado And Crab Gratin

Avocado And Crab Gratin
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This dish makes a delicate starter and really heroes the avocado. The Maille Mustard with Olives and Herbes de Provence adds a slight “kick” to the rich, buttery flavor of the avocado.Recipe provided courtesy of Maille.
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 6 spring onions or scallions, cut very finely
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped very finely
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 8 ounce white crab meat
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard, such as maille mustard with olives and herbes de provence
  • 4 egg yolks
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Halve the avocados and discard the pits. Spoon out the flesh and keep the shells. Place avocado flesh in a bowl and crush with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Add the spring onions, garlic, lemon juice, crab meat, and mustard. Mix well; reserve.
  3. Next, make the sabayon sauce. In a glass mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk well and place over a pan of boiling water (a bain marie). Whisk energetically for 4 to 5 minutes until the yolks are creamy and foamy. Fold the sabayon into the avocado mix. Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the avocado shells. Place them on a baking tray in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Serve immediately. When serving the avocados, keep them still by placing them on a small amount of wet salt in the middle of the plate.
  5. Chef’s Tips: Serve with a thick slice of toasted brioche.