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Tower Jumbo Lump Crab with Mango and Avocado Salsa

Serves 4

For Crab:

1 lb jumbo lump crab
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

- In a bowl combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, bell pepper, and basil.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Gently fold in crab, being careful to no break lump.
- Set aside.

For Mango and Avocado Salsa:

1 cup diced mango
1 cup chopped avocado
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1tbs olive olive oil
1tbs honey
salt and pepper to taste

- In a bowl combine mango, avocado, lemon juice, onion, bell pepper, green onion, olive oil, and honey.
- Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble:

- Place a ring mold in the center of a plate.
- Fill ring mold half full with mango and avocado salsa.
- Use the back of a small spoon with press the salsa, so it fits tightly.
- Next, fill the ring mold to the top with the crab, pressing the top with the back of a spoon.
- Carefully remove the ring mold, so the crab and salsa stand in a cylinder.
- Dish can be garnished with thinly sliced cucumbers and micro arugula.

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