Archive | July, 2011

Baked Crab Cakes (with Spicy Avocado Sauce)

18 Jul

Today’s recipe comes from

Despite my love of almost all seafood and my particular affinity for crab, I don’t believe that I had ever sampled crab cakes prior to making these. When I came across the recipe, however, they sounded and looked way too good to pass up. So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work with a pound of jumbo lump crab meat. The result was another addition to my long list of seafood favorites.



For sauce:

  • 1 ripe California avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (may need more)
  • 1 chopped Serrano or jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

For crab cakes:

  • 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over and coarsely shredded
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives or scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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