Recipe: Summer Crab Cakes

[ 0 ] July 14, 2009 |

2 lb. Jumbo Blue Claw Crab Meat

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. ground mustard

3 egg yolks

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp. breadcrumbs

Preheat broiler to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients except for the crab meat and breadcrumbs. Gently fold in crab meat taking care not to break lumps apart. Add breadcrumbs, maintaining moisture but not making it doughy. Form mixture into 2-3 inch rounds. Place on greased baking sheet. Sit in refrigerator for one hour. Place under broiler and allow to cook until golden.

*Johnna’s tip: It’s the dead of summer and we know how you feel about the kitchen and heat (*Well, hell, we know how we feel about it…it’s not a good look). So you need some recipes to keep you out of the kitchen slaving over the stove all day and night, but you don’t want to settle for tuna sandwiches. Crab cakes are great especially alongside a light pasta salad or field greens salad with all your favorite dressings. Or if you really want to keep it summer, try grilling them.

Category: main dish, seafood

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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