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Crab avocado and playing chicken

Once again I find myself at my wits’ end.  The Spring is a very busy time for me as I’m out every night until at least midnight escorting invaders off the premises. There are so many animals coming out of hibernation in a foggy daze, having forgotten who’s boss and needing to be reminded of their boundaries. I actually think I’m being charitable; they’re probably not in a six-month sleep-induced daze at all, they’re just disrespectful, trespassing hooligans. As if this isn’t enough for my nerves to contend with, Java, having finally understood that she must eat neither the hens nor their eggs, has decided that she should play with them instead. I suppose her rationale (if she’s capable of such a thing) is that they must be useful for something (er, Java have you and the hens actually met?). Of course, this makes them screech, which in turn makes Bossy screech and the general mayhem is such that I can’t catch up on my sleep. I sometimes think it’s a shame that dogs don’t hibernate…
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon chilli powder
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
100g white crabmeat (I used tinned)
2 ripe avocados, cut in half with the stone removed
5 basil leaves, shredded
Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and seasoning in a small bowl. Add the crabmeat and mix well. Fill all four of the avocado halves with the crab mixture, scatter with the basil leaves and serve. Makes a delicious starter.


  • apuginthekitchen

    I love this crab salad in the avocado what a lovely idea. Must try, Hugo has to endure such indignities it’s a wonder he is able to cope at all. It must be a very hard job being the top dog in such a busy and chaotic household. Despite it all Hugo you do a marvelous job of keeping everything safe and secure and I am sure Bossy appreciates you, Java seems like she could benefit from your tutelage.

    • The Healthy Epicurean

      Hello Mrs Pug (and Percy), thank you for your comment and I’m so glad to hear that, as usual, you understand my predicament. Frankly, I’m overworked and underpaid and I’m not even sure I’m really appreciated. Java is, quite honestly, beyond my comprehension, but I do try nonetheless. This crab salad wasn’t my favourite, although the filling was OK. Please shake Percy’s paw for me and I hope you had a nice Easter. Hugo.

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