Avo’s on a Half-Shell

Appetizers For Chefs

Avo’s on a Half-Shell


  • 8 ea Avocados From Mexico, halved
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay Spiace, prepared
  • 8 tsp Garlic Butter
  • 4 oz Crab Mix
  • 2 oz Cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1.5 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz Garlic Butter
  • 1 tsp Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • Garlic Butter
  • 8 oz Unsalted butter
  • 1 oz Roasted garlic, pureed
  • 1 tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 oz Cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • Crab Mix
  • 8 oz Lump crab, fresh
  • 4 oz Slated butter, melted
  • 3 oz Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 oz Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 oz Red bell pepper, diced small
  • 2 oz Yellow bell pepper, diced small
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne
  • .5 oz Lemon juice


    Crab Mix:
  1. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl, gently folding until well combined.
  2. Use as needed.
    Garlic Butter:
  1. Place all ingredients except for parsley into a food processor, processing until well combined.
  2. Remove from food processor and place into a clean container.
  3. Fold in chopped parsley.
  4. Cover and store as per HACCP or until needed for up to 24 hours.
  5. Use as needed.
    Avo's on a Half-Shell:
  1. Place avocado halves on a sheet pan and season entire avocado with Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Drizzle a teaspoon of Garlic Butter onto each of the either segments of the oyster grill plate.
  3. Spoon the Crab Mix into each avocado half.
  4. Sprinkle bacon and parmesan cheese over each crab stuffing-filled avocado.
  5. Place entire tray into broiler and broil until warm and golden-brown.
  6. Remove from broiler and place onto serving plate.
  7. Pour warm garlic butter into ramekin and garnish with parsley.
  8. Place ramekin into the center of the dish. Serve as needed.
Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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