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Crabsolutely Fabulous Crab Cakes

Crabsolutely Fabulous Crab Cakes
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
20 min
YIELDS
8 servings

Succulent pan-fried crab cakes with creamy lemon-dill sauce. Makes 8 crab cakes and about 3/4 cup sauce.

Per crab cake, with sauce: 153 calories, 7 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 12 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 0.8 g fiber, 81 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium.

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Ingredients

Crab Cakes

1
lb(s) (454 g) lump crab meat, well drained
1 ¼
cup whole wheat cracker crumbs, divided
¼
cup finely minced red bell pepper
2
Tbsp minced green onions
1
Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1
egg
2
Tbsp light mayonnaise (not fat free)
1
Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2
Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
1
tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1
tsp Worcestershire sauce
½
tsp grated lemon zest
⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1
Tbsp each butter and light olive oil for sautéing crab cakes

Creamy Lemon-Dill Seafood Sauce

½
cup light sour cream (3% or 5%)
1
Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
1
Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1
Tbsp minced fresh dill
1
tsp grated lemon zest
½
tsp each Old Bay Seasoning and hot horseradish
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Step 1

To make crab cakes, combine crab meat, 3/4 cup cracker crumbs, red pepper, green onions and parsley in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon, Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest and pepper. Add wet ingredients to crab meat mixture. Stir gently using a spatula until well mixed.

Step 2

Pour remaining 1/2 cup cracker crumbs into a shallow bowl. Working one at a time, form mixture into 8 crab cakes (use 1/3 cup measuring cup for each crab cake). Gently dip both sides of crab cake into crumbs. Place on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Step 3

To cook crab cakes, preheat oven to 350ºF. Add butter and olive oil to a 10-inch non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat until butter is melted and bubbly. Add crab cakes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Carefully transfer crab cakes to a baking sheet and place in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated all the way through.

Step 4

Serve hot with creamy lemon-dill sauce.

Step 5

Meanwhile, make sauce. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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