About this recipe: Crab cakes seasoned with lemon zest and fresh basil, pan fried and served with a coriander-lime mayonnaise.
This spice blend is used in many American seafood recipes and can be found in some larger supermarkets and online. In a pinch you could try a fish seasoning blend instead.
As a personal chef, I may try a dozen or so recipes before I settle on one to present to a customer. This is where I stop on crab cakes! These are the best I've ever had. A better name would be crab burgers. Make sure to use lump meat because they really just hold themselves together. And the dipping sauce is wonderful. My husband made me make them two nights in a row! - 05 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have finally found a winning crab cake recipe. These crab cakes are incredible. It has the perfect amount of filling to crab ratio, which for me is you barely taste filling and all crab. I made a few adjustments; used Ritz Crackers, sauteed a very small amount of onions/celery/garlic, added a little cayenne and crushed red pepper. I mixed everything e except the crab meat and put that in last and just turned with a spatula so I didn't break the lumps. After forming the crab cakes, I topped each with a little extra old bay seasoning. For crab I used Blue Star pasteurized lump crab meat in the packet, it was very good. I have no opinion on the sauce as I like a sweeter sauce, so I went with the Honey Mustard II another poster suggested, with some adjustments it was excellent as well. - 01 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe. I found that you don't need the egg if you prefer them w/o. Forming the cakes into balls first and flattening once the first side begins to brown is essential. - 03 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)