Crab and Linguine Cakes with Coriander-Lime Mayonnaise

Crab and Linguine Cakes with Coriander-Lime Mayonnaise


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About this recipe: Divine crab cakes that are so easy to prepare! Perfect recipe if you are looking for something simple that is just a little different.


Serves: 6 

  • 100g (4 oz) uncooked linguine pasta
  • 225g (8 oz) crab meat
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 30g (1 oz) fine dried breadcrumbs
  • small handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 dessertspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • For the coriander-lime mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • small handful finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook linguine according to packet instructions. Drain, and cut into 5cm (2 in) pieces.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine crab, linguine, eggs, spring onions, breadcrumbs, coriander, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. On greaseproof paper, divide mixture into 6 equal piles; form each pile into a patty. Make sure linguine is well incorporated and not sticking out.
  4. In a medium frying pan, heat oil and cook patties over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side until golden. Drain on kitchen roll. Serve with coriander-lime mayonnaise.
  5. For the coriander-lime mayonnaise, mix mayonnaise, coriander, lime zest and juice in a small mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Chill until ready to serve.

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Reviews (5)


Altered ingredient amounts. The consistency, texture and flavour come through on this one. It's great. Although, I like the lime sauce a little less strong so I add less lime juice. - 15 Sep 2008


Made it healthier. I added a little fresh chopped garlic and extra coriander to the cakes, otherwise I thought they were a little bland. I also substituted low-fat soured cream for the mayonnaise and that worked very well! - 15 Sep 2008


Used different ingredients. Oh these are good! I thought there were too many noodles so set some aside but them used them up as I went along so they were perfect...wasn't the prettiest looking (didn't even try to prevent noodles from sticking out) but it tastes great! Also added some garlic. YUM! - 15 Sep 2008

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