Papaya Boat Salad

Chef Penny Davidi

This Seafood Salad in a Papaya Boat Recipe is courtesy of Celebrity Chef Penny Davidi and Naturel Agave.  Chef Davidi has been featured on The Food Network, BravoTV, SPIKE, Cooking Channel and more.  Currently, Chef Davidi is a US Foods Culinary Specials and Chef /Culinary Specialist at PUMP Lounge, owned by Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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  • 1/2 Papaya gutted and sliced at the bottom to stand up right like a bowl
  • 2oz. Fresh Crab Meat
  • 2oz. Small Shrimp (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Mango Aioli ( 1/2 diced Mango, 1/2 tbsp. Mayo, Lemon zest and 1tbsp. Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper)
  • 1/2tsp. Chopped Pistachios (roasted)
  • 1/2 tsp. Chives
  • 1/4 tsp. Sriracha sauce for heat
  • Naturel Agave


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix seafood, mango aioli, nuts and chives. Add heat and season gently as the crab may be slightly salty as will the nuts.
  2. To gut the Papaya, cut at the bottom to stand up right like a bowl. Drizzle the Naturel Agave on the Papaya to bring out the natural sweetness. Perfect combo with the salt & heat.
  3. To fill papaya, scoop the seafood mixture and finish with more pistachio dust and wild cilantro.
  4. Top off the Seafood Salad with The Better Chip in your favorite flavor, Chef Davidi used Beet, for a nice crunch!