Baked Avocados California

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The Robert Carrier Cookbook

By Robert Carrier

Published 1965

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  • 1 pint thick béchamel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 pound cooked crabmeat, flaked
  • 2 ripe avocado pears
  • salt
  • juice of 1 lemon


To 1 pint thick Béchamel Sauce, add 2 tablespoons tomato concentrate and 1 tablespoon each grated onion, butter and curry powder. Fold in flaked crabmeat and heat mixture just to boiling point, but do not let it boil.

Halve 2 avocado pears lengthwise; remove the stones and score flesh with a knife; sprinkle with salt and lemon juice to preserve colour. Pile avocado halves high with crabmeat mixture and arrange in a baking dish; add 1 inch boiling water and cover dish with foil. Bake in a slow oven (350°F-M3) for about 20 minutes.