Monday, December 26, 2011

Crab Cakes

On Christmas Eve we made crab cakes and grilled shrimp. 
FYI: We found a delicious wild caught (in the Gulf) jumbo shrimp in the frozen section at Walmart.

Crab Cakes
Makes: 7-8 cakes

1 16 oz can Lump Crab meat -found in the fresh fish section
2 T mayo
1 t Dijon Mustard
1/2 T Old Bay Seasoning
1 egg
1/2 T chives (I used Penzeys)
1-2 T finely chopped red, yellow or orange bell pepper (optional)
2 T melted butter, cooled
2 T lemon juice

a sheet pan  - lined with parchment or non-stick foil
Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix everything except crab in large bowl.  Let sit for a few minutes to meld the flavors. 
Dump the crab from the container into a medium bowl.  Pick through the meat to check for bits of shell.
Add the crab to the large bowl.  Form into small patties.

Place onto baking sheet.  Drizzle the butter over the patties.
Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until browned.

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