Avocado and Crab Canapes



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We've come up with an avocado and crab mini sandwich to celebrate the season premiere of "Mad Men." Avocado — both as a food and color — was a big hit in the 1960s kitchen; this combo brings in a hint of California, the "Tomorrowland" state where Draper goes to overcome his past.


  • 12 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped pimento
  • 1 Avocado, pitted and cubed
  • 1/2 cup lump crab meat


Step 1:

  • Heat the oven to 400 F.

Step 2:

  • Brush each slice of baguette on both sides with some of the melted butter. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, or until toasted and lightly golden.

Step 3:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, hot sauce and olive oil. Gently stir in the chopped pimento, avocado cubes and crab meat.

Step 4:

  • Arrange the baguette slices on a serving platter. Top each with some of the avocado and crab salad.