California Avocado Nest with Seafood Filling and Saffron Sauce

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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67 g
Total Fat
39 g
265 mg
320 mg


Serves: 12
  quart heavy cream
    Large pinch of saffron threads, toasted and ground
  As needed  Salt
  As needed  Freshly ground white pepper
lb.  and 4 ounces shrimp (36 to 40 count), peeled, deveined, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
lb.  and 4 ounces scallops, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2  oz.  dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and diced
Tbsp.  fresh dill, chopped
1/2  cup  fresh lemon juice
12    California Avocados (about 6 lbs.)
  As needed  White sesame seeds, toasted
  As needed  Black sesame seeds, toasted
36    flat leaf parsley or chervil sprigs

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Reduce cream by one quarter, about 10 minutes; stir in saffron.
  2. Lightly season to taste with salt and pepper; strain. Chill.
  3. Mix seafood with tomato and dill; reserve.
  4. Just before service, fold in 1/2 cup lemon juice or to taste.
  5. Per Order:
  6. Peel, halve, and seed 1 avocado. Thinly slice each half lengthwise; brush slices with lemon juice.
  7. On a serving plate, overlap avocado slices in a circle, forming a nest.
  8. Fill nest with 3/4 cup (5 ounces) seafood mixture.
  9. Pour 1/4 cup saffron sauce around nest.
  10. Garnish with black and white sesame seeds and 3 sprigs of parsley.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 830
Total Fat 67 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 39 g
Total Carbs 0 g
Cholesterol 265 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Sugar 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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