A "Tyler Twofer"--Crab Parfait and Avocado, Cilantro & White Onion Salad for Tyler Florence Fridays

A "Tyler Twofer"--Crab Parfait and Avocado, Cilantro & White Onion Salad for Tyler Florence Fridays

divspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"The sultry days of summer put me in the mood for lighter fare and easy or no cooking which makes my span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR0"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR0"TFF/span/span pick for this week, Tyler's a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/crab-parfait-recipe/index.html"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Crab Parfait/span/span/a a perfect choice for me. Add to it our optional monthly "span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Megan's Challenge/span" recipe, span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/avocado-cilantro-and-white-onion-salad-recipe/index.html"Avocado, Cilantro & White Onion Salad/a/span/span and you have the makings of a delicious light and healthy dinner that is perfect for a warm muggy night. /span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"Both recipes can be found on the Food Network site./span/divdivbr /a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5SyVNE3I/AAAAAAAAGVM/Y411TG3vBuI/s1600-h/CIMG1237.JPG"img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGERPHOTOID5372371366224663410" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5SyVNE3I/AAAAAAAAGVM/Y411TG3vBuI/s400/CIMG1237.JPG" style="display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; cursor: hand; width: 300px; height: 400px;" //a/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Crab Parfait/span/span/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"Food 911, Tyler Florence/span/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"(span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"4 Servings/span)/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br /3 tablespoons mayonnaisebr /1/2 teaspoon ketchupbr /Pinch cayenne pepperbr /1/2 teaspoon dry mustardbr /1 shallot, mincedbr /1/2 lemon, juicedbr /1 tablespoon chopped parsleybr /Salt and pepper, to tastebr /1 pound crab meat, shreddedbr /1 tablespoon capersbr /2 mangoes, dicedbr /2 cups baby mixed greens, chopped finebr /Toasted baguette slicesbr /br /To make the dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, cayenne, dry mustard, shallot, lemon juice, and parsley. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Fold in the crab meat and capers, turn to coat. Using a clear parfait glass or champagne glass, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the diced mangoes on the bottom of the glass. Press down slightly with a spoon. Add a layer of crab meat on top, pressing down again, followed by a layer of chopped mixed greens. Repeat the layers. After the last layer of greens, spoon a final mound of crab salad on top. Repeat with remaining 3 glasses. Serve with toasted baguette slices.br /br /a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5xDB2JBZI/AAAAAAAAGUU/jl5cRk-ozRI/s1600-h/CIMG1251.JPG"img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGERPHOTOID5372355702348645778" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5xDB2JBZI/AAAAAAAAGUU/jl5cRk-ozRI/s400/CIMG1251.JPG" style="display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; cursor: hand; width: 400px; height: 345px;" //abr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"Notes/Results: /spanExcellent! The crab, with its slight kick from the cayenne and mustard, partners well with the sweet, creamy mango and crisp baby greens. Because decent crab is not easy to find and expensive here, I used a good quality canned crab which worked just fine in the light dressing. (span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"I think some small shrimp would be great in place of the crab in this salad and be a bit more economical too/span). My greens and mango were both local, and the mango from my span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR1"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR1"CSA/span/span box was huge and wonderfully sweet. For the dressing I used a combination of Greek yogurt and a bit of mayo to keep it light. Since I was eating this as a bigger part of dinner rather than a smaller appetizer, I made a half-batch and served it in a large margarita glass. This dish requires just a bit of whisking, chopping and layering and it is ready to go for a fast dinner at home and it also makes an elegant and pretty dish to serve at a party. I will make it again. /span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br /a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5vBunXFrI/AAAAAAAAGTs/70t0u6-k2r8/s1600-h/CIMG1189.JPG"img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGERPHOTOID5372353480983254706" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5vBunXFrI/AAAAAAAAGTs/70t0u6-k2r8/s400/CIMG1189.JPG" style="display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; cursor: hand; width: 400px; height: 300px;" //abr //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Avocado, Cilantro & White Onion Salad/span/span/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Tyler's Ultimate/span, Tyler Florence/span/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"(span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"Serves 4/span)/span/divdivbr //divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"1 garlic clove, choppedbr /2 limes, juicedbr /Pinch sugarbr /1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oilbr /Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperbr /4 medium, ripe avocadosbr /1/2 medium white onion, thinly slicedbr /1 cup fresh picked cilantro leavesbr /br /In a large mixing bowl, add the garlic, lime juice, sugar, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and give it a quick whisk to combine.br /br /Split avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon out the flesh, put on a cutting board and slice into chunks. Transfer to a serving bowl and add the onion and cilantro leaves. Add the vinaigrette and toss lightly to coat just before serving./spanbr //divdivbr //divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"Notes/Results: /spanVery good! This is a simple salad with a great combination of flavors and would be perfect as a side dish served with grilled food or tacos. I think the key to this recipe is using a nice sweet onion so I used a Maui onion, which worked well as it isn't too sharp and "span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR2"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR2"oniony/span/span/span" and has a nice sweetness to it. I just watched Tyler make this on Tyler's Ultimate and noticed that he put some radish in for color and because it is used in a lot of Mexican salads and cold dishes, so I put some very thin slices in. Very quick and easy to put together with ingredients I usually have on hand, I will make this again. Thanks Megan for a great recipe pick this month!/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br /a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5v60VblYI/AAAAAAAAGUM/7ia6ODzX7OE/s1600-h/CIMG1193.JPG"img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGERPHOTOID5372354461771208066" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/sLRBvr6RQPU/So5v60VblYI/AAAAAAAAGUM/7ia6ODzX7OE/s400/CIMG1193.JPG" style="display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; cursor: hand; width: 400px; height: 300px;" //abr //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"Two great, simple salad options that made one light and yummy dinner. You can see what recipes our other span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR3"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR3"TFF/span/span members selected and what they thought about them by going to the span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR4"span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLINGERROR4"TFF/span/span site a href="http://tylerflorencefridays.blogspot.com/"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"here/span/span/a. /span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"Happy Weekend!/span/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"BTW: Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a copy of "span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"The Frugal Foodie Cookbook"/span, being published in the next few weeks. You can read my review of this book and get the details on how to enter to win one /span/spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;"a href="http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2009/08/cookbook-review-frugal-foodie-cookbook.html"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"here/span/span/a/spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;". /span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; font-family: 'trebuchet ms';"br //span/diva href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54487/219/B038697827D6F4038D25EC64361FEB0B.png" style="border: 0 !important; background: transparent;" //a

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