King Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli and Herb Salad

  • serves 2

These delicious crab cakes are lightly fried until golden and crispy, placed in a dollop of aioli and topped with fresh herbs.

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Directions for: King Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli and Herb Salad


King Crab Cakes

2 cups (500 mL) King crab meat, cooked and picked

½ cup (125 mL) red pepper, finely chopped

½ cup (125 mL) green pepper, finely chopped

2 Tbsp (30 mL) shallots, finely chopped

½ head garlic

½ carrot

1 Tbsp (15 mL) hot sauce

½ tsp (2.5 mL) paprika

½ tsp (2.5 mL) onion powder

2 eggs, yolks only

½ lemon, juice only

1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce

Salt, to taste

2 - 3 Tbsp (30-45 mL) fresh breadcrumbs

½ cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup (250 mL) panko breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

Lemon Aioli

½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise

1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest

1 lenon, juice only

Salt and pepper, to taste

Herb Salad

¼ each mache, cilantro, basil, mint and tarragon

1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil

Salt, to taste


King Crab Cakes

1. Place the peppers, shallots, garlic and carrot into a food processor, pulse until fine, set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, add hot sauce, paprika, onion powder, egg yolks, lemon juice, Worcestershire and salt. Whisk to combine.

3. Add the vegetable mixture to the hot sauce mixture, stir. Add breadcrumbs and gently mix.

4. Form into 3 oz (85g) patties.

5. In separate bowls add flour, eggs and panko. Dip crab cakes into one bowl at a time, ending with panko. Crab cakes should be nicely coated and ready for cooking.

6. Heat a frying pan to medium high heat and add oil. Fry crab cakes for 2-3 minutes per side.

Lemon Aioli

1. In a bowl, combine ingredients.

Herb Salad

1. To plate: Add a little aioli to the centre of the plate. Place a crab cake on top. Add another dollop of aioli on top of the crab cake. Garnish with Herb Salad and a little lemon zest.

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