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Avocado and Crab Thermidor (Easy Microwave Fix)

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“This is recipe #4 from *Microwave Cooking* by Lorna Rhodes & another that gets high marks from me because of my particular fondness for its ingredients & versatility. I modified the recipe slightly w/the addition of Old Bay as I favor using it w/crabmeat. This recipe works well 2 ways: 1) As a starter or a salad course atop a bed of lettuce to serve 8 … or … 2) As a main entrée for a luncheon or dinner meal to serve 4. *Enjoy* !”
READY IN:
17mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 5 ounces milk
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 12 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (more to taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 8 ounces crabmeat (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 2 large avocados (halved & stones removed)
  • 4 teaspoons parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions

  1. Place butter in a bowl & microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir in flour & return to the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour milk into a sml jug or lrg coffee mug & heat on HIGH for 1 minute. Then gradually blend heated milk into butter/flour mixture. Cook on HIGH for 2 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients (tomato puree thru salt & pepper) to the sauce & stir in the crabmeat.
  4. Sprinkle avocado flesh w/remaining lemon juice. Pile crabmeat filling into avocado halves & sprinkle w/Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place in a shallow dish & cook on HIGH for 3 minutes. Serve hot w/brown bread & butter.

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