Saturday - Part Two
The results of running around on Saturday afternoon resulted in a very nice dinner of crab cakes, remoulade sauce, cheese grits, tossed salad, French baguette and an albarino wine.
This was followed up with taleggio cheese which went very well as an ender.
To start, chop 4 tablespoons of red pepper, 4 tablespoons minced green onion (the green part only).
Add this to a bowl with 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons parsley, 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, and 1 teaspoon yellow mustard.
Whisk until well mixed.
Use roughly 6 tablespoons of breadcrumbs from the grocery store or make your own. I used a stale baguette and tossed it in the mini food processor.
Now carefully add a pound of crab meat with the bread crumbs to the mayo-veggie mixture; gently mix it.
If you are careful about mixing the crab meat in them you will have large pieces in the crab cake.
Gently oil a cupcake or muffin pan and use a spoon or your hands to fill the cups.
Be careful not to press too hard or it will be difficult to get the crab out.
Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for at least one hour.
Now make the remoulade sauce. You'll mix in one bowl:
1 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons capers
4 teaspoons chopped dill pickle
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon each paprika and chili powder
1/4 teaspoon each cayenne pepper and ground cumin
pinch of salt.
Put this whisked mixture in a small bowl in the fridge.
Ok, let's fry some crab cakes!
Get a plate and put a coating of Japanese Panko breadcrumbs. Gently remove the crab cakes with a small spatula and dust with Panko.
I am a happy woman...finally...crab cakes and cheese grits for dinner!
Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.
Turn the cakes after 2 or 3 minutes. Fry the other side for roughly the same amount of time. Gently pat the oil off and serve.
The remoulade sauce is a good accompaniment...just a taste of it on the side works well.
We followed up with taleggio cheese and a few hours later - cheesecake and chocolate. We'll have to walk several extra laps with the shibas tonight.
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