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Cook the Book: Crab, Avocado & Potato Terrine

[Photographs: Tara Donne]

I have to thank Lourdes Castro, author of Latin Grilling for bringing this Crab, Avocado, and Potato Terrine (or Causa Limeña as it's known in its native Peru) into my life. With its layers of creamy, spicy mashed potatoes, sweet crab tossed with scallions, cilantro, and lime juice, and cool avocado, it marries three separately delicious elements into one mind-blowing terrine.

While crab and avocado fall into the "pretty much always fantastic" category, it's the spiced mashed potatoes that bring this layered salad together. Whipped with butter, half and half, as well as turmeric and cayenne, the potatoes shine bright gold and pack a bit of a punch, playing up the sweetness of the crab and richness of the avocado.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Latin Grilling to give away this week.

Reprinted with permission from Latin Grilling: Recipes to Share, from Argentine Asado to Yucatecan Barbecue and More by Lourdes Castro, copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

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