The Dish with Anita: Avocado crab pinwheels - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

The Dish with Anita: Avocado crab pinwheels

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - This is an easy appetizer or light snack that can be assembled ahead of time then stored in the freezer until ready to use. Be sure to use California avocados for the best results. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 to 2 medium California avocados, cut into chunks

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 1/2 tbsp. each - Greek yogurt, light cream cheese

1 1/2 tbsp. of packaged Good Seasons Italian dressing dry mix

4 to 6 oz lump crabmeat, flaked

Puff pastry sheet, thawed

1 egg

1 tbsp. water

Items needed: Rolling pin Parchment paper Large baking sheet Non flavored dental floss pastry brush

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place avocado chunks in mixing bowl, sprinkle lemon juice over chunks and mash with a fork (do not mash completely smooth -- you want it to have little avocado chunks visible.) In a small bowl combine the Greek yogurt, cream cheese and Italian dressing mix then fold into the avocado. Place in the fridge while you prepare the puff pastry.

Unfold puff pastry and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Dust the top of the puff pastry with a light layer of flour, roll out slightly with the rolling pin to flatten and extend the pastry by about 1/4 inch more or less. Spread the avocado mixture on the pastry, leaving a little edge uncovered. Place flaked crabmeat in an even layer over the avocado mixture then roll like you would a jelly roll. When you get to the edge, brush with the egg wash and pinch to seal. At this point if the roll has become warm, so place in fridge for a few minutes to re-chill.

With seam-side down, cut pinwheels using dental floss by sliding dental floss under the end of the roll to about 1/2 to 1 inch, bring ends up and cross like you are tying your shoe. This will give nice even slices. Repeat every ½- to 1-inch intervals. Place pinwheels on parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure they don't touch. Brush the sides and tops very lightly with egg wash. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven until golden brown. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Make ahead and store: place sliced pinwheels on sheets of parchment paper stack sheets in a flat freezer safe container and store for up to two weeks.

Cooking Tip:

Make ahead and store: Place sliced pinwheels on sheets of parchment paper, stack sheets in a flat freezer-safe container and store for up to two weeks.

  • CBS 8 FEATURESMore>>

  • The picture perfect Mother's Day

    The picture perfect Mother's Day

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:27:43 GMT
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
  • Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:16:53 GMT
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
  • Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:54:20 GMT
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.