Ingredients

  • 8 thin slices brown soda bread
  • 50g (2 oz) (4 tbsp), room temperature Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp (¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • 200g (7 oz) (1 cup) fresh white crab meat
  • 8 red cherry tomatoes
  • 8 yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baby salad leaves, to serve

Directions

A seafood starter that sets the tone at dinner parties. Find the freshest white crab meat. If you want to impress, lobster is the answer. Bake a loaf of traditional homemade brown soda bread and slice ever so thinly. Pumpernickel bread makes a fabulous alternative.
  1. Using a 6 cm (2 ½ in) straight-sided cookie cutter or cooking ring, cut out 8 rounds from the slices of brown soda bread. Spread with butter and then place one in the bottom of a cookie cutter.
  2. Slice the avocado in half, remove the stone, scoop out the flesh and dice finely. Put in a bowl and mix with the lemon juice and mayonnaise. Fold in the crab and season to taste. Pack a layer of the crab and avocado mayonnaise on top of each piece of buttered bread, using half the mixture. Cover with the remaining pieces of buttered bread and spoon the rest of the crab and avocado mixture on top.
  3. Dice the cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl, then stir in the basil and olive oil. Season to taste and use to cover the layer of crab and avocado mayonnaise.
  4. To make the dressing, place the mayonnaise in a small bowl with the water and lemon juice. Season to taste and mix until well combined.
  5. To serve, place the crab tians on plates and carefully remove the cooking rings. Drizzle around the dressing and garnish with small mounds of the baby salad leaves.

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