Nigella and Drick combine forces.......Creamy Seafood Pasta with Avocado and Crayfish Appetizers!

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This week we were in the mood for crab cakes. Unfortunately, our favorite local seafood shop was out of crab. I was told it's been the weather...who knows. Once you get your mouth set for's hard to switch gears.

But we made a mighty smooth transition to one of our favorites, Drick's creamy seafood and pasta. I made the recipe a month or so again and you can see my post HERE and Drick's Rambling Cafe HERE.

For appetizers we made Avocado and Crawfish from Nigella Express.

Ingredients are simple and few - yea!

1 tomato
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup cook and peeled crayfish tails
1 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro - optional

Halve the tomato, scoop out and discard the seeds. Chop what is left and place in bowl with sherry vinegar, olive oil and salt. Gently whisk.

Just before you are ready to serve, fold the crayfish bits into the tomato mixture.

Halve the avocado, remove pit, scoop out some of the pulp and place spoons of the crayfish mixture inside. Serve some of the leftover avocado on the side.

It can make a colorful and pretty presentation....

After enjoying this tasty appetizer
, have a plate of creamy seafood pasta....served with an Albarino wine.

Knocked another one off my Nigella list!

Nigella Express, Retro Rapido Section, page 58


heartnsoulcooking said...

Sound like a winner, I love the combination of flavors.

Kim said...

Sounds like you all are eating well:D
I always wanted to try Nigella's crayfish avocado recipe - it looks so pretty.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That is just gorgeous. Wonderful idea to use the avocado as a vehicle to present the dish. Great recipe as well...all around 10 out of 10. Cheers! Thank you for the kind words.

Drick said...

wow, and you made the seafood pasta again, that's a compliment ... funny, crabs are hiding here too, I called to get some claws for tomorrow and was told they were coming from south florida which meant expensive ...there goes my marinated claw appetizers...thanks for the mention, hope you get your cakes soon...

Tina said...

Thanks everyone! It's super easy for all of the meal, but it does look like I went to way more trouble!

We love this one Drick! So...the crabs are hiding...I wondered why we can't get any crab.

Le laquet said...

Crayfish and avocado sounds like my idea of heaven! Yum :o)

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