Mexican Seafood Filled Avocados (Aquacates Con Mariscos)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Bergy

This is just another version of a seafood salad but in Mexico you are often served this or seviche as your first course. Don't cut the avocados until just before serving as they discolor quickly. You can prevent some discoloration by rubbing a thin coat of lime juice to the exposed edges.

Top Review by Marquess

This has a very clean and crisp taste - the cilantro REALLY makes it pop. I made it for a friend's birthday dinner - I sliced the avacados and spread them out on a plate before putting the lettuce and seafood mixture on top. I thought there was a teensy bit much lime, but that's a personal preference. It was a big hit during dinner. Great recipe, and simple to put together!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine lime juice, vinegar, garlic, lime zest, salt & chili powder.
  2. Gradually add oil as you whisk continuously (or use your blender) until the dressing is thoroughly blended.
  3. Break crab into course shreds.
  4. Combine crab, shrimp and cilantro, add dressing and using two forks blend well.
  5. Refrigerate 1-2 hours covered.
  6. At serving time cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove pit and fill with the seafood salad.
  7. Decorate 4 serving plates with the lettuce, an olive and a wedge of lime.
  8. Place an avocado half on each plate and serve.

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