Thursday, February 19, 2009

Maryland Crabcake Recipe

Just wanted to pass along a great recipe from the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group in Atlanta...I think I might try this tonight! A friend of mine tried the recipe and said it was amazing!

Maryland Crab Cakes
4 oz Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
1/2 Cup Lemon Aioli, see recipe
1 Tbsp. Celery, Diced
1 Tbsp. Onion, Diced
1 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 Cup Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)
Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper (to taste)

1 In a small frying pan, melt half of the butter over medium heat and sweat the onions and
celery. They should be cooked until translucent but not browned. Cool the onions and celery.
2 In a small mixing bowl add the crab meat, 1/2 of the lemon aioli, celery, onions, salt and pepper
(to taste).
3 Gradually mix while being careful not to break the crab lumps too much.
4 Sprinkle about half of the panko and mix thoroughly. You may need to add more to help bind
the mixture and hold your cakes together.
5 Adjust seasoning to taste with more salt and pepper if desired.
6 Form the mixture into about three ounce portions and form into round cakes.
7 Use the remaining panko to roll the cakes in. This will form a crust.
8 Heat a small frying pan on medium heat. Add the remaining butter and the crab cakes to
brown slowly. When the cake is crispy and golden brown on one side flip the cakes and brown
the opposite side.
9 Serve on a small plate with a dollop of lemon aioli on top.
Optional garnish suggestions: Grilled lemon slices or lemon zest, cilantro sprig or chives

Lemon Aioli
1/2 Cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Zest of 1 Lemon, Chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Garlic, Minced
1 tsp. Salt (added to taste)
In a small mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together and add salt and
cayenne pepper at the end to taste.


Sarah said...

yum yum yummy!! Thanks for sharing! : )

Trina said...

I'm from Maryland so anything with Maryland crabs is yummy!!! This sounds like a great twist to the crabcake :)

Aliya said...

YUM!!!I've been looking for a yummy crabcake recipe forever.. Thank You!!!

Mable Cakes said...

I am so glad you started uploading recipies! You better make a yummy late treat next Friday!!!!!!