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Crab Cakes- I love them more and more!

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Crab Cake Links From Across the Web

There are a ton of great crab cake article across the web. Check out some of these links. Also, if you are in the Baltimore area I recommend visiting What’s to Eat Baltimore blog.

and the Eggs offers their recipe for an Eastern Shore Crab Cake, if your ever traveling to Maryland’s Eastern Shore (I recommend it) then swing by the Narrows Restaurant. I consider The Narrows Restaurant’s crab cakes the best in the area. A pretty impressive feat, but I have yet to find a better crab cake. They also offer a service that allows you to ship crab cakes across the country, all year round….

Here is a recipe for Crab Cakes from Maryland Governor’s Kitchen. Originally from Maryland Governor Tawe’s cookbook, these look amazing!

Don Shula is best known as the coach of the 1972 NFL champion Miami Dolphins but guess what….Shula loves crab cakes as well. Here is a link to Don Shula’s take on crab cakes.

Don Shula Crab Cake

I hope you enjoy these crab cake links.

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Delmarva Crab Cakes

August 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Delmarva Crab Cakes
by Mrs. James Blizzard

A special thanks to Cynthia from Middletown DE for passing along this crab cake recipe. Originally prepared by Jame Blizzard, this award winning recipe is worth trying out! Enjoy -The Crab Cake Guy

Ingredients
1 pound lump crab meat
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon green pepper (chopped)
dash of nutmeg

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients together.
2. Shape into good size crab cakes.
3. Fry in butter or margarine in electric fry pan at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

This recipe for Delmarva Crab Cakes was originally conceived by Mrs. James Blizzard of Seafood, Delaware. It was the Crab Cake Winner in the 1965 National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, MD.

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Crab Cake Recipes for July 4th 2008

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Crab Cake Recipes for July 4th 2008

crab cakes I have received several emails asking for some new crab cake recipes to try out for the July 4th weekend. So I put together a short list of some new crab cake recipes. Some were good others need some minor tweaks. I encourage you to check out my crab cake recipes page where you will find a great list of other crab cake recipes.

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Howard Stern Show features Crab Cakes

June 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Howard Stern Show features Crab Cakes

G and M Crab Cakes were featured this morning on the Howard Stern show. Robin Quivers (originally from D.C) showed her crab cake expertise as she explained the keys to a great crab cake. Quivers mentioned jumbo lump crab cakes, blue crab meat, and back fin as important factors when checking for the quality of a crab cake. Even the Queen of Media loves crab cakes.

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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New Crab Cake Recipes

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

New Crab Cake Recipes

new crab cakesAfter another great Memorial Day (I actually caught my first Blue Crab of the season), I decided to put together a list of new crab cake recipes from across the web.  Thanks to all you fellow crab cake fans for sending me your recipes and links. Keep them coming! Enjoy these crab cake variations.

Falafel Crab Cakes Adapted from Wine Bar Food by Cathy Mantuano and Tony Mantuano

Kiy’s Recipe Box Crab Cakes

Spicy Crab Cakes With Key Lime Mustard Sauce

New England Crab Cake Burgers

Mexi-crab cakes

Crab Cakes with Green Mango Salsa

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Crab Cake Recieps and Information from Across the Web

May 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Crab Cake Recipes and Information from Across the Web

crabcakesRecently there have been a myriad of great crab cake recipes and articles featured across the web. I listed some of these recipes below. I haven’t had time to try them out yet…If you are planning on preparing them please let me know. Also, I have received several great recipes via email crabcakeguy@gmail.com, please keep them coming. In the forthcoming weeks I will post a review of all these crab cakes. Thanks -The Crab Cake Guy.

Parmesan Crab Cakes By R. L. Raustad

Maryland Crab Cakes By Emily- an slight variation on an old Maryland favorite….

This recipe featured in Barbara Tropp’s China Moon Cookbook illustrates coconut milk would nicely complement the sweetness of the crabs. Ginger, Cilantro, and Coconut Milk Crab Cakes By kitchenography

Crab Cakes Italiano features some favorite Italian staples, fresh basil leaves, Italian plum tomato slices, or julienned sun-dried tomatoes

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Paula Deen’s Crab Cakes

April 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Paula Deen’s Crab Cakes

Paula Deen crab cakesLast week it was Tyler Florence, last month Emeril Lagasse, previously I looked at Rachel Ray….and now onto the original Southern Queen of Cooking Paula Deen. Her take on crab cakes is truly divine. -Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 pound crabmeat
1/3 cup crushed crackers
3 green onions chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Flour, for dusting
1/2 cup peanut oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil.
  2. Shape into patties and dust with flour.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, in batches, in pan and fry until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry on other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Additional Resources:
Paula Deen’s Website
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic
by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Recipes
from Wikipeida
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Tyler Florence New Orleans Crab Cakes

April 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

New Orleans Crab Cakes
by Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence Crab CakesOne of my favorite celebrity chefs recently featured an amazing recipe for New Orleans crab cakes. This fantastic recipe was originally compliments of Tyler Florence of the Food Network. It yields 6 to 8 servings of delicious crab cakes. The salmon adds a nice taste to the dish. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Ingredients
1 1/2 stalks celery heart, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
2 bunches of scallion, green part only, finely chopped
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Salt
Freshly ground black and white pepper
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
1/2 cup smoked salmon
1 cup whipped cream
1/2 lemon, juiced
Hot sauce (recommended: Crystal’s)
1 pound jumbo lump crab
3 cups seasoned bread crumbs
5 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil, for frying
2 tablespoons butter, for frying

Directions

  1. In a big heavy bottomed frying pan saute celery, peppers, onions, scallions in butter and oil.
  2. Add oregano, basil and thyme, salt and white pepper and add parsley and garlic and cook until soft.
  3. Allow time to cool.
  4. Finely chop smoked salmon, then flatten it, using the blade of a kitchen knife.
  5. Add the salmon to the whipped cream in a large mixing bowl. Add dill and season with salt and white pepper. Add 1/2 of the lemon juice and blend gently with spoon.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of the sauteed vegetables and herbs to the mousse.
  7. Fold egg whites into mousse.
  8. Check the crabmeat for pieces of shell and put in a large clean bowl.
  9. Season with a handful of bread crumbs, salt, pepper, hot sauce and remaining lemon juice.
  10. Fold in mousse, taking care not to over mix it. Fold in the rest of the vegetables and herbs and a handful of bread crumbs.
  11. Blend it together very carefully with your hands taking care not to break up any of the crabmeat and overwork the mousse.
  12. Gently work into little cakes and bread them with more bread crumbs. Set aside.
  13. Heat the butter and oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan.
  14. Fry the crab cakes until golden brown on each side.
  15. Only turn them once after the bottom side is browned.

Remoulade Ingredients
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons Creole mustard
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon capers, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended Crystal’s)
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Remoulade

  1. Chop all vegetable ingredients.
  2. Place in bowl and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix thoroughly then refrigerate.

Additional Resources:
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes
The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Recipes
from Wikipeida
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

Tyler Florence

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The 1789 Restaurants Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Recipe

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The 1789 Restaurant’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
courtesy Chef Ris Lacoste, The 1789 Restaurant

1789 Restaurant Crab CakesChef Ris Lacoste of The 1789 Restaurant offer his unique take on the crab cake. One of Washington D.C’s hottest spots this traditional crab cake recipe also features a a tasty garlic-shallot-chile paste, which complements the subtle crab flavors, while acting as a thickener. Enjoy

Ingredients
5 pounds jumbo lump crabmeat
4 whole eggs
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons Chesapeake Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1-1 1/2 cups ground oyster crackers
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Garlic-Shallot-Chili Paste
10 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely
5 shallots, chopped coarsely
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Olive oil for sautéing

Directions for the Garlic Shallot Chili Paste

  1. For the garlic-shallot-chili paste, sauté the shallot and garlic without browning them and purée in a blender – can be made ahead and stored (covered) in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine with the chili powder and add a generous amount of olive oil, stirring constantly. The mixture should have a burnt orange color and should be very paste-like.
  3. Add more olive oil to make a thicker paste.

Directions for the Crab Cakes

  1. For the crab cakes, carefully pick shells from crabmeat and drain in a colander to remove excess liquid.
  2. Gently combine with garlic-shallot-chili paste and all remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Shape into loose cakes and refrigerate to set a little before sautéing. In a sauté pan, sauté the crab cakes until golden brown.

Chef Lacoste changes the preparation for the crab cakes seasonally. This spring she is serving the crab cakes with tartar sauce, cole slaw and potato crisps. In the winter, the sides include celeriac remoulade, mustard crème fraîche and melted leeks.

Additional Resources:
The 1789 Restaurant
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Recipes
from Wikipeida
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading

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Annapolis Maryland’s Cantler’s Crab Cake Recipe

March 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Cantler’s Riverside Inn’s Lump Crab Cakes
courtesy Chef Paul Kerner

Cantler's crab cakesAn Annapolis, Maryland icon, Cantler’s waterfront restaurant and crab house has been serving the area’s freshest seafood for over 3 decades. Located at 458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409, Cantler’s Chef Paul Kerner offers his crab cake recipe. Try it out for yourself then stop by and have Paul prepare it for you.

Ingredients
2 pounds lump crabmeat
1 teaspoon parsley
1 cup mayonSnaise
1 egg
Pinch of paprika
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt and white pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients except for the lump meat.
  2. After all ingredients are mixed well, fold the dressing in with the crabmeat without breaking up the crabmeat.
  3. Form 5-ounce balls. Bake in 350°F oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with a parsley garnish and lemon wedge on the side.
  5. makes 6 to 8, 5-ounce small lump crab cakes

Additional Resources:
I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic
by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
The Crab Cake Guy’s Recipes

The Crab Lover’s Book: Recipes & More
by Mary Ethelyn Orso
Crab Cake Recipes
from Wikipeida
Crab Cake Guy’s recommended reading
Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn

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