Thursday, September 08, 2005

Saturday night dinner - crab cakes

This is a recipe my mom gave me. It is adapted from a recipe from Canadian Living magazine.

Crab cakes with chipolte mayo.

Sobeys sells a top-quality brand of crab removed from the shell, picked over etc. There is enough crab in the bag for 2 recipes of this, or 1 crab cake recipe and something else yummy.

200 g crab, cleaned and picked
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup diced yellow or orange pepper
1/4 cup chopped green or red onion
1 egg
2 tb bread crumbs, plus more for dredging
oil for frying

1 or 2 canned chipolte peppers (depending on how spicy you want it) with adobo sauce
1/2 cup fat free mayo
dash worcestershire

To make mayo: finely dice chipoltes. Mix all ingrediants together.

To make crab cakes: Squeeze as much liquid as possible from crab. Add the peppers, onion, egg and bread crumbs. Add 3 tb of the chipolte mayo and mix together. Form into patties and lightly bread in the extra crumbs.

Fry over medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Serve with mayo and lemon.


Anonymous said...

The crab cakes sound good. I have not bought chipoltie peppers before. Do they sell them everywhere or are they hard to get?


Mona said...

Wow, I love crabcakes...and chipotle mayo sounds like an awesome touch. Will definitely have to try it too late to make crabcakes? In September?

Sara said...

Mona, I'm not sure about that. I always used the packaged crab that I mentioned, I have never made the cakes with fresh crab.

Sara said...

Anon- I can get them pretty easily in Calgary. I guess it depends how big your city is.

Randi said...

ive never seen that at our sobeys. how much do they cost?

Sara said...

Hi Randi, I think a bag is about $16.00.