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California Avocado Nest with Seafood Filling and Saffron Sauce

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Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
830 Calories
67 g Fat
320 mg Sodium
California Avocado Nest with Seafood Filling and Saffron Sauce



Serves: 12

1 quart heavy cream
As needed Large pinch of saffron threads, toasted and ground
As needed Salt, as needed
As needed Freshly ground white pepper, as needed
2 lbs. and 4 ounces shrimp (36 to 40 count), peeled, deveined, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
2 lbs. and 4 ounces scallops, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 oz. dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and diced
1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
12 California Avocados (about 6 lbs.)
As needed White sesame seeds, toasted, as needed
As needed Black sesame seeds, toasted, as needed
36 flat leaf parsley or chervil sprigs

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Reduce cream by one quarter, about 10 minutes; stir in saffron.
  2. Lightly season to taste with salt and pepper; strain. Chill.
  3. Mix seafood with tomato and dill; reserve.
  4. Just before service, fold in 1/2 cup lemon juice or to taste.
  5. Per Order:
  6. Peel, halve, and seed 1 avocado. Thinly slice each half lengthwise; brush slices with lemon juice.
  7. On a serving plate, overlap avocado slices in a circle, forming a nest.
  8. Fill nest with 3/4 cup (5 ounces) seafood mixture.
  9. Pour 1/4 cup saffron sauce around nest.
  10. Garnish with black and white sesame seeds and 3 sprigs of parsley.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 830
Total Fat 67 g
Cholesterol 265 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Protein 39 g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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