Feroce d'Avocat

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By One World Recipes Feroce d'Avocat is the French name of this hot crab appetizer that is popular in Martinique. The avocado, sometimes referred to as an alligator pear, adds a rich taste.

  • Heat Scale: Hot
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Drain the crab, pat it dry, and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the vinegar, lime juice, oil, garlic, shallots, green onions, and chile.
  3. Mash the avocado with manioc flour, add to the crab mixture, and blend to form a thick paste.
  4. Spoon onto lettuce or spinach on individual serving dishes, or roll into balls and arrange on a plate.
  5. Sprinkle with lime juice just before serving.