American, Californian, Seafood

Avocado Chili Crab Burger

Avocado Chili Lime Crab Burger

Avocado Chili Lime Crab Burger

This should be named SLOPPY Avocado Chili Crab Burger. Once you start eating this amazing burger it will get sloppy. But it is yummy!

Yields 6 burger patties.

Ingredients: Avocado Chili-Lime Crab Mixture

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound claw crab meat
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • a few springs fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, peeled and seed removed
  • juice of 1 large lime (or 2 small limes)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Ingredients: cooking and preparation

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, such as grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup flour (in a bowl)
  • Hamburger buns
  • mayonnaise
  • arugula salad
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, sliced for serving


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet to medium. Saute shallot and garlic 3 minutes. Then remove shallot and garlic.
  2. In a mixing bowl mash the avocado and add the sauteed shallots and garlic and the rest of the avocado-crab mixture ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Form crab mixture into balls that fill the palm of your hand. Coat the crab balls in flour.
  4. In the same skillet add remainder of oil and increase heat to medium-high. Gently place crab balls onto skillet and press down on them to form a patty. Fry 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Toast hamburger buns and spread mayonnaise on them.
  6. Place seared crab patty onto wamred bun and top with arugula.
  7. Serve with sliced avocado.

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Recipe adapted from


4 thoughts on “Avocado Chili Crab Burger

  1. wow this looks good! I will definitely try this – never thought to put avocado on a crab cake and it sounds delicious!

    Posted by Erica | June 20, 2013, 4:39 pm
  2. Wow, that looks terrific but I can see how it could easily get out of control. Who cares though, right?

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | December 3, 2012, 8:20 am

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