Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

These delicious Crab Cakes are the perfect appetizers when you have company. They are very tasty and really whet one’s appetite for the main meal to come. Serving them on a bed of leafy greens makes a lovely presentation. Done this way, it makes a light and delicious lunch as well.

It is best to use fresh crab meat but preparing the crab meat is not a fun thing to do. As such, I often substitute the crab with fish. I have tried both cod and salmon to make fish cakes using the same ingredients except for the crab meat. They are just as tasty and delicious.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Crab Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup vegenaise (or mayonnaise)
  • ¼ cup red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 oz (170g) lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

Instructions

In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, vegenaise (mayonnaise), red pepper, green onions, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Gently mix in crab meat. Shape mixture into 8 small patties.

Heat oil in a large skillet and cook crab cakes over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve immediately.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2010/04/crab-cakes/


Crab Cakes

You’ve probably noticed that I have been sharing some pictures on plants and flowers taken in and around the house. It is a lot of fun as the subject matter is always gorgeous with little to no work invested. Of course, there is the watering and tending to part, but you know what I mean. If only my food pictures look this way…sigh!

It’s been lovely outside and the plants are all coming back nicely. Instead of taking pictures, I should probably be spending time making the yard look a bit more decent. After the spring thaw, it is just a mess outside and seeds from the mature trees add to it! They rain down on us at different times. The maples are almost done and now it is the ashes’ turn, followed by the paper birch and the worst of them all…the cottonwoods!! We can certainly look forward to back breaking yard work in the days ahead.

Now, back to today’s flower picture. I want to share this as it is the last flower for the season for this amazing plant. They say the difference between the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter cactus is when they bloom. Each is supposed to bloom near its respective holiday. I think this is the Thanksgiving one as it has pointy teeth between the segments. However, this wonderful plant not only blooms during Thanksgiving but continues through Christmas. It takes a short break and blooms again during Easter! The two inch long flowers cover the entire plant. It is pretty awesome!

Crab Cakes

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

Biren

29 Responses

  1. bunkycooks says:

    Crab cakes are one of my favorite appetizers/light meals. Thank you for sharing your recipe. By the way, your pictures look great!

  2. Haddock says:

    This looks great and Crab is one of my fav.
    But like you said preparing Crab is not an easy task.

  3. Gulmohar says:

    I love crab ,but I never cooked them so far..:-)This looks wonderful..all the efforts worth it :-)

  4. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Such yummy looking crabcakes!

  5. Kamalika says:

    So tepmting crab cakes..just wishing to have it right now..the snaos are grt too..but last snap is too beautiful…..

  6. Mary says:

    I love crab cakes and yours look especially delicious. Your camera work is wonderful and the cactus flower is lovely. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  7. MaryMoh says:

    I have never tried using crab meat in my cooking. Your crab cakes look very delicious. I'm not sure whether 2 pieces is enough for me :P That's a very beautiful picture of the flower. Sadly, I don't have green fingers for plants :( I think I don't have enough patience and the plants don't like me…sob sob

  8. shahana says:

    Thsi is my husband's fav.But never tried at home.Thanks for sharing!

  9. luvtoeat says:

    Oh how I love crab cakes. And yours sound absolutely delicious! By the way, just wanted to let you know I gave you a blogger award on my most recent post. Happy Friday!

  10. Yummy Team says:

    Brilliant pics! Crab cakes look absolutely delicious..

  11. Cookie says:

    The red pepper and green onions are so festive in these!

  12. Cinnamon-Girl says:

    Your food pictures are just as gorgeous as the flowers! The crab cakes are totally delicious! So crispy and golden brown. I haven't made them in so long – you gave me a craving. Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. tigerfish says:

    Not easy to get good crab meat here unless I do the fresh whole crab thingy but it can be a chore. Love crab cakes though :D

  14. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says:

    Oh good Lord! Those crab cakes look fantastic!! Right now I really do envy your family LOL I would definitely have those on a bed of greens and maybe with some avocado and lemon too.

    Your photography is ace Biren – whatever the subject :) And that cactus bloom is breathtaking!

  15. redkathy says:

    Gorgeous display of one of my favorite seafood dishes. Thanks for making me hungry ;)

  16. Cookin' Canuck says:

    What a pretty crabcakes! I'll bet your family was thrilled to bite into these.

  17. Biren says:

    @bunkycooks – Thanks! There are always too few of them. I guess that's why it always taste so good :)

    @Haddock – Thanks for visiting and for the nice comments. If only we can buy fresh peeld crab meat, it'll be a snap to make.

    @Gulmohar – Crab meat is so sweet and a great addition to most dishes.

    @5 Star Foodie – Thanks!

    @Kamalika – Thank you….you are sweet!

    @Mary – Crab cakes are delicious and I always wish I can make more of it. I do enjoy taking pictures of those lovely flowers.

    @MaryMoh – Hehehe……you are right Mary. Actually 2 is not quite enough but it is hard to peel those crabs. A lot of times, I end up using fish instead. Oh, I've had my share of plants dying on me to. Some need more TLC than others :)

    @Shahana – You'll have to try it since it's your hubby's favorite. It is worthe the effort.

    @luvtoeat – Awww….you are sweet! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I'll be visiting you soon. Happy Friday to you too :)

    @Yummy Team – Thanks!

    @Cookie – Thanks for visiting and for the nice comment. I do like colorful dishes :)

    @Cinnamon-Girl – Thanks for the compliments. I'm still learning to handle the camera :) I don't make these crab cakes too often but they are really good.

    @tigerfish – If only we can buy fresh peeled crabmeat…..sigh**

    denise@quickies on the dinner table – You know, these two crab cakes only get to lie on those greens cause I need to photograph them. The others don't get a chcance to rest at all…LOL!

    You are sweet! After 3 plants, this is the only one that bothered to give me such wonderful blooms season after season.

    @redkathy – Thank you. It is also one of my favorites. Crab meat is delicious.

    Cookin' Canuck – Thank you. They were and it was gone in seconds!

  18. penny aka jeroxie says:

    The chunky crab meat works for me. So sumptious.

  19. Rick says:

    That flower is gorgeous! I'm having spring fever too. Sadly it is raining today. The crab cakes look simple and scrumptious!

  20. Mother Rimmy says:

    Biren, I just love your food! Perfectly delicious!

  21. Dimah says:

    Your crab cakes look very delicious! and that flower is gorgeous!

  22. Kathleen says:

    Your crab cakes sound wonderful. Yum

  23. Angie's Recipes says:

    These crab cutlets look stunning!
    Great clicks too!

  24. Subhie Arun says:

    this looks wonderful…i lov crabs….lovely presentation …

  25. Rumana Rawat says:

    I love crab, but i have never cook them so far.. this is looking great and u have cooked so well. And great click too :-)

  26. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says:

    Hi Biren :) I love everything you do here and because you never fail to put a smile on my face, I've nominated you for an award. You're not obliged to accept but I do hope you will come by my blog and take a look :)

    http://quickiesonthedinnertable.yolasite.com/recipes/and-the-award-goes-to-

  27. Juliana says:

    Oh Biren, your crab cakes look delicious, love the chunky ones!

  28. Biren says:

    @penny aka jeroxie – Thanks!

    @Rick – Thanks Rick! Allergy is one of the challenges of spring :(

    @Mother Rimmy – Awww….Kristi, I am humbled.

    @Dimah – Thank you.

    @Kathleen – Thanks!

    @Angie's Recipes – Thanks!

    @Subhie Arun – Thanks you.

    @Rumana Rawat – I don't cook crab that often but it can be nice occasionally :)

    denise@quickies on the dinner table – Denise, you've made my day! I am honored to be nominated by you. THANK YOU!

    @Juliana – Thanks Juliana!

  29. Reluctant Gourmet says:

    These look great and it is so nice to see a crab cake recipe without Old Bay Seasoning.

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