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When I think of an afternoon in front of the big game on the screen, I immediately think of food. It may not be the typical way to think of a football game… because I’m not really thinking of the game at all. But alas, my head, and my heart, are often wrapped up in food.
Whether it be for a big game, a fun gathering or any holiday festivities, the basis of a good meal is kicking it off with a light and flavorful bite!
These Avocado Crab Crostini are just that… light and flavorful.
With a smooth base of avocado, a slight tart crunch of radish and the creamy herbed crab mix.
Plus, whipping these crostini up is easy with Louis Kemp Crab Delights®, which is made from real Wild Alaskan Pollock; meaning a great source of Omega 3s and high in protein! Using an alternative like this makes preparation a breeze, while still delivering that great crab flavor. Just open the packet and mix with the rest of your ingredients… even my two year old helped me prep these.
Entertaining Tip: Having appetizers ready helps to buy time if dinner is running a tad behind and we’ve always found that for big gatherings, guests feel more comfortable with something in their hands… an app or a drink is a great solution!
This post has been sponsored by Louis Kemp. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
TIP: Thirty minutes before serving, slice the radishes, and and place them in ice water. They become really crispy and mild.
To make crostini, brush sixteen 1/4-inch-thick slices of baguette on both sides with 3 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through.
Mix together creme fraiche, basil, chives, tarragon, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a medium bowl. Add the crabmeat and gently fold it into the herb dressing until the crab is coated and the herbs are evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, smash the avocado and add a sprinkle of salt and another squeeze of the lemon. Mix well.
Top each crostini with a teaspoon of smashed avocado, a few slices of radish and a tablespoon of the crab mixture.
The salad for your crab crostini can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.
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