American crab cakes

    American crab cakes


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    About this recipe: Crab cakes seasoned with lemon zest and fresh basil, pan fried and served with a coriander-lime mayonnaise.

    Serves: 16 

    • For the crab cakes
    • 1.8kg crabmeat
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning®
    • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    • 70g saltine or cream crackers, crushed
    • 220g mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • For the sauce
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning®
    • 75ml fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 420ml vegetable oil, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine crabmeat, egg, lemon zest, Old Bay Seasoning, chopped basil, crushed crackers and mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Form about 16 cakes out of the crab mixture and chill until cold before cooking.
    3. In a frying pan, heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Saute the crab cakes for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
    4. For the sauce, in a blender place the egg yolks, Old Bay Seasoning, lime juice, coriander, salt and pepper. Blend for 10 seconds. Keeping the blender running, slowly drizzle the oil into the blender. Blend until sauce is creamy.

    Old Bay Seasoning

    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.

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