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Crab Cocktail With California Avocado-Wasabi Mousse

Crab Cocktail With California Avocado-Wasabi Mousse
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Serving Size: 6

1 lb. and 2ounces crab meat
2 Tbsp. thinly sliced chive
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
As needed California Avocado-Wasabi Mousse (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups purchased salsa fresca
As needed Cilantro sprigs, as needed for garnish (optional)
12 purchased taro chips (optional)
As needed Green onion cut in 2-inch lengths, as needed for garnish
1 California avocado, diced, for garnish

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  1. Just before serving, combine crab, chive, and vinegar; reserve.
  2. Scoop 1/4 cup California Avocado-Wasabi Mousse into each of 6 martini glasses or other stemmed glassware.
  3. Top each with 1/4 cup salsa fresca.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup reserved crab mixture on top of salsa in each glass.
  5. Garnish each serving with 2 sprigs cilantro, 2 taro chips, several green onion pieces, and several avocado cubes.
  6. California Avocado-Wasabi Mousse
  7. Just before serving, puree until smooth 3 California avocados, roughly diced, 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) wasabi paste*, 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) hot pepper sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) salt; reserve.
  8. Whip 1/3 cup heavy cream; fold into reserved avocado mixture.
  9. *Wasabi paste, often called "Japanese horseradish," can be purchased in ethnic or specialty foods shops and in the Asian section of many supermarkets.

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