The Hub was travelling this weekend. I'm so glad he's home. Crab cakes are one of his favorites so I planned to baby him a little.
I never realized how easy crab cakes are to make - And, so much cheaper to make at home compared to eating out!
Maryland Lump Crab Cakes
16 ounces lump crab meat 1/3 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley 10 saltines or butter crackers - crushed 1 egg 2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp butter
In a small bowl mix the egg, mayonnaise, Dijon salt and pepper. Place the crab meat in a small bowl and gently filter through the crab meat with your fingers to make sure there are no shells. Add the bread crumbs and parsley. Gently fold in the the egg mixture. Divide into 4 equal crab cakes, flattening and compressing each one in your hands.
In a skillet with a lid, melt the butter on medium heat. Gently add the crab cakes, cover and cook for about 4 minutes. Gently flip the crab cakes and cook without the lid for another 3 minutes. Serve with your favorite spring vegetable.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.