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Crab and Avocado Tortillas

Crab and Avocado Tortillas
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Ingredients

170g of white meat from a brown crab or spider crab
1 small red onion, sliced into thin rings
Juice of 2 limes, plus wedges to serve
Pinch caster sugar
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 medium red chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 really ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
2 corn tortillas
Cooking spray oil
2 handfuls mixed salad leaves then serve with lime wedges for squeezing over

Method

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Put the onion in a bowl and cover with half the lime juice, the sugar and a pinch of salt. Set aside to soften.
Mix the crab meat with the spring onions and half the chilli. Season with black pepper and set aside.
Mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice, garlic and season, then stir in the rest of the chilli.
Spray each tortilla with oil, then place under the grill for a few minutes until crisp and golden. Put the toasted tortillas on 2 plates and top the the salad leaves, mashed avocado and crab meat. Drain the onion and add to the top, then serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.
 
Recipe by Fish is the Dish

Crab, Brown, Edible

Gill Netting

North Coast (VIIf and VIIg)

Crabs caught thorough entanglement in gill nets are lower quality and outside the 6 mile limit there are smaller minimum landing sizes. Some issues with accidental by-catch with this method. Stocks are under more pressure off the North Coast.

Gill Netting

South Coast (area VIIe)

Crabs caught thorough entanglement in gill nets are lower quality and outside the 6 mile limit there are smaller minimum landing sizes. Some issues with accidental by-catch with this method. Stocks are healthier off the South Coast

Potting

North Coast (VIIf and VIIg)

Potting is a selective and low impact method and within the 6 mile limits Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation authority monitor and strictly regulate the fishery.

Potting

South Coast (area VIIe)

Potting is a selective and low impact method and within the 6 mile limits Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation authority monitor and strictly regulate the fishery. Crab Stocks are most healthy off Cornwall's South Coast.

Spider Crab

Gill Netting

Cornish Waters

Gill nets are efficient for catching spider crabs when they are on the move across the seabed. As they get so badly tangled the quality sometimes suffers and gill nets can have issues with accidental by catch of other non target species.

Potting

Cornish waters

Pots are low impact and selective. Undersized catch can be returned safely and the pots don't damage the seabed.

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