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AVOCADO CRAB BOATS INGREDIENTS: • 5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved • 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided • 2 tablespoons minced chives • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced • 1 tablespoon capers, drained • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese • 1/2 teaspoon paprika • Lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat broiler. Place 2 avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly

with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well

blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into remaining avocado halves. 2. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges. Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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