Friday, May 6, 2011


4 Roma tomatoes, halved, seeded and sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 large jalapeno chiles, halved, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
8 ounces chopped cooked crab
8 taco shell
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 350.  Put tomatoes, garlic, half of the jalapeno, 1/4 cup cilantro and the lime juice in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop.  Add salt to taste.  Set salsa aside.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Saute onion and remaining jalapeno until soft, 4 minutes.  Add crab and cook just until crab is warm, about 2 minutes.

Put shell on a baking pan and warm in oven, about 3 mintues,  Arrange on a platter and fill with crab mixture, dividing evenly.  Top crab with lettuce, cheese and acocado.  Sprinkle taco with green onion and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.  Serve immediately, with salsa on the side or on top.

YIELD: Makes 8 tacos

I have joined Miz Helen, Potluck Friday and Michael Lee West for their weekly recipe exchange.


  1. I haven't tried Tacos, I always get beef... or maybe it's not available in the menu. Anyways, it looks delicious!

    Have a great day and thanks for the visit!

  2. Sounds and looks delicious !!
    Have a very blessed mothers day weekend.

  3. My twins LOVE crab!
    We are hosting a linky party with the theme this week of "MEXICAN DISHES" at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and would love for you to link up your wonderful recipe! (linky closes Monday.. hope to see you there)

  4. I LOVE seafood in any form and this sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing ~

    I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more about you! I so appreciate your stopping by to see me.

    Have a beautiful Mother's Day!

  5. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, this is a great Taco. It really looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!