The briny sweetness of crab lends itself to a variety of preparations. Crab cakes probably being the most popular. It is a pricey ingredient but perfect for special occasions like date-night-at-home. Most restaurants charge you a ridiculous amount for a hockey puck that mostly filler. Making crab cakes at home isn't hard and you makes them really crabby!
16 oz crab (I used claw and "special premium")
1/3 C bread crumbs
1 1/2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
3 green onions, thinly sliced
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp oil
Drain crab and very carefully pick over it to remove any bits of shell/cartilage.
Mix together all ingredients except crab and oil. Very gently fold in crab, be careful not to break up the meat. Form into 4 patties.
Heat oil in a non stick pan over med-high heat. Place in patties. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve with rice and steamed or stir-fried veggies that have a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Top with sauce.
Garlic Mayo Sauce
2 1/2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp mustard or wasabi powder
1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
zest of 1/2 lime
juice of 1 lime
Combine ingredients. Serves 4.
Crab Cake and Sauce:
Total Ingredient Cost: $15.00 I know it's a little expensive, but this is not an every day sort of thing. It is the seafood equivalent of steak night. Think of it this way: you'd pay about $20 at a good restaurant for a crab cake entree. For 4 entire crab cake meals at home, it will only cost about $18. This is a deal, people.
Per Serving: Calories 230, Fat 10g, Total Carb 10g, Fiber 1g, Protein 26g
Daily Values: Vit C 14%, Vit A 7.5%, Calcium 9%, Iron 5%
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