…tasty bites to stimulate your taste buds..

I looked in the fridge this morning and found leftover crabmeat from making crab cakes yesterday.  I also had mangoes and avocadoes and decided to combine all my favorite ingredients into something fun, a crab tower!  Many years ago, I watched an episode from America’s Test Kitchen featuring crab tower, consisting of crabmeat with avocado and gazpacho salsas and was inspired by the idea but forgot about it.  Today’s the day to test it out.

Crabmeat Salad

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp white wine (Pinot Grigio or Riesling)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp mayonnaise
8 oz lump crabmeat

Whisk the olive oil, white wine, mustard, and mayonnaise in a small bowl.  Add the crabmeat to the mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat.

Mango Salsa Ingredients

1 ½ cup mango, peeled and diced
½ cup peeled, diced cucumber
¼ cup tomato
2 tbsps diced red onion
2 tbsps lime juice
2 tbsps roughly chopped cilantro leaves
Salt and pepper

Combine the mango, cucumber, tomato, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Avocado Salsa

1 Hass avocados (ripe), cut into ¼-inch dice
¼ tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp lime juice

Toss the avocado, coriander, and lime juice in a medium bowl and set aside.

To Assemble

Place a 3-inch-wide round biscuit cutter in the center of an individual plate. Press 1/4 cup of the Avocado Salsa into the bottom of the cutter using the back of a spoon.

Stack a second cutter on top of the first one and press1/4 cup of the crabmeat on top of the avocado.

Press 1/4 cup of the Mango Salsa evenly on top of the crabmeat.

Gently lift the cutters up and away from the plate to reveal the crab tower.

You can also serve your crab tower in a martini glass, much easier to put together compared to the tower.  This appetizer pairs well with tortilla chips.

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Comments on: "Crab Tower with Avocado and Mango Salsas" (4)

  1. Antonella said:

    How many does this make?

  2. This should make about 3-4 crab towers depending the size of your mold.

  3. i did this for a small plate challenge at my school. It was PERFECT! I changed a few things in the salsa but the flavors were on point. It was colorful, different textures, and just what i was looking for! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Leia! I’m glad you liked it!!

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