Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus

Home - Make Ahead - Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus
Seafood stuffed avocado with crayfish and shrimp with marinated asparagus, topped with blue cheese dressing.
Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus
Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus
Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus

Seafood stuffed avocado is a delight in the spring when perky asparagus comes into play. Here we marinated it to give it extra flavor. Enjoy!

I am so happy that the warmer weather is here, and salads are the way to go. Composed salads made by stuffing a fruit or vegetable are a favorite in our house. I found crayfish at the store and bought some shrimp to go with it. Since we usually eat seafood on Fridays, using the shrimp and crayfish to stuff an avocado seemed like a perfect idea. Spane and I also love asparagus, which looks lovely on a plate. It is also the year that Haas avocados are plentiful.

The Hass Avocado

Avocados produce fruit prolifically every two years, that’s why they are expensive one year, and really cheap the next. Did you know that all commercial, fruit-bearing Hass avocado trees have been grown from grafted seedlings propagated from a single tree? The tree was grown from a seed bought by Rudolph Hass in 1926 from A. R. Rideout of Whittier, California. The mother tree stood for many years in front of a residence in La Habra Heights. The tree died when it was 76 years old and was cut down on 11 September 2002 after a ten-year fight with root rot. Two plaques by the private residence at 426 West Road mark the spot where it grew. Because of the avocado, just about any food with California in the name has avocados. I love ’em.

Which Seafood

I am using shrimp and crawfish in this salad. Crawfish taste like mini lobsters. So, if you cannot find crawfish, you could use the large version of the lobster itself. Fresh crab, or even imitation crab, would also make a fine salad.

Let’s make Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Shrimp

Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus

Seafood stuffed avocado with crayfish and shrimp with marinated asparagus, topped with blue cheese dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Cooling: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 13 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 2 servings
Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2023-02-28
Allergen: Dairy, Shellfish
Calories per serving: 615kcal

If you purchase any of the products through these affiliate links, I get a few pennies that help keep The Good Plate open. I use these products myself and want you to be able to easily find them.


Marinated Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, about 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper, Freshly ground to taste

Mom’s Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • teaspoon black pepper, Freshly ground to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 avocado, seeded
  • ¼ pound crayfish meat, cooked and peeled
  • ¼ pound shrimp, cooked and peeled
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


Marinated Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus
    Steam the asparagus in a plastic bag in the microwave for three minutes.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon avocado oil, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    While that’s happening, whisk the remaining ingredients together.
  • Remove the asparagus to a lidded container and pour the marinade over it.
  • Roll the asparagus around with your fingers to make sure they are all well coated, then refrigerate at least two hours or until you are ready to serve.

Mom’s Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Blue cheese
    In a small bowl, crumble the blue cheese.
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons sour cream, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    Add the remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Crawfish and Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Salad

  • 1 avocado
    Using a sharp knife, cut the avocado in half. Twist to separate the two halves. Slip a soup spoon between the meat of the avocado and the skin, and the meat will lift out. Save the skin. Take the same sharp knife and hit the blade sharply in the center of the pit. Twist the knife slightly, and the pit will come right out. Use the skin from the first half to remove the pit from the knife. Remove the skin from the second half as well. Put each half on a separate plate or bowl.
  • Put asparagus spears on either side of each avocado half. Pour the marinade on the asparagus.
  • 1/4 pound crayfish meat, 1/4 pound shrimp
    Stuff the avocado halves nicely with the shrimp and crayfish. Put the remaining nicely on the sides.
  • Spoon blue cheese dressing on top of the seafood and avocado.
  • Serve chilled.


Marinated Asparagus
This will serve 4 regular people or 2 asparagus lovers.
You can find Angostura bitters in the liquor section of your supermarket.
Please do not use pre-crumbled blue cheese – you will pay more for it. Just get your blue cheese by the wedge. It is important to use real sour cream, without any gelatin or other fillers. You may omit the pepper if you wish.


Serving: 460gCalories: 615kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 24gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 427mgPotassium: 1282mgFiber: 9gSugar: 6g
Got Questions? Let me know!Mention @arbpen or tag #arbpen!

4 thoughts on “Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus”

  1. I must check with you here. Which is not something I often do! I get pleasure from studying a put up that will make individuals think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to remark!

  2. This consistently amazes me how blog owners such as yourself can find the time plus the dedication to keep on creating wonderful discussions. Your site is great and one of my have to read personal blogs. I simply needed to thank you.

  3. I discovered your “Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus” page via Google, and had to try it. I didn’t get crayfish, but the shrimp and blue cheese dressing were great. Thanks!

  4. It was a wonderful salad. Thanks for sharing. I’m waiting for more!

Comments are closed.

Optimized by Optimole
%d bloggers like this: