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Old 07-24-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Sauce for Crab Cakes?

I am very pleased with my crab cakes but I have not found a sauce to go along with them that I really like. Note my cakes are spicy with a cajun spice blend of my own design. Also note we are not big fans of sweet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Well, Mark, how spicy do you want to go? If the cakes are well-seasoned, you might want a milder sauce to complement the flavor of the crab. Or not.

Give us some more info.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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This is my favorite:
Chardonnay Cream Sauce
1 3/4 cups Chardonnay or other dry white wine
1/3 cup chopped shallots
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
Boil wine with garlic and shallots in heavy saucepan until mixture is reduced to ½ cup (about 15 minutes). Add cream and continue to cook until liquid is reduced to sauce consistency (about 10 minutes). Whisk in softened butter and season with salt and pepper.
My second favorite is Sara Moulton's Red Pepper Rémoulade
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Crab Cakes

Crab Cake Sauce

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...rab+cake+sauce

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...rab+cake+sauce
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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If your CCs are really spicy, what about a nice cool sour cream/cucumber sauce to tone them down a bit? You could even add a bit of your Cajun spice to it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:55 PM   #6
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I think I don't care about Sara's sauce. Yours sounds heavenly, Sharon.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:58 PM   #7
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You know that is part of my problem, I'm just not sure what I want, I just know I'll know it when I see it.....errr taste it. :) . I was thinking of a creamy horseradish type sauce but that would probably be a bit over the top. My wife and friends all like our food spicy so my cakes are not for the meek. I have made a few remoulade type sauces that have been ok but not there yet. Heck I really don't know and that has been my problem. I nailed the cakes about 4 months ago but I'm still searching for the sauce. Do you have any general options? Maybe you can help me work it from there. THanks.

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Old 07-24-2006, 05:59 PM   #8
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What about a remoulade sauce?
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:01 PM   #9
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Thanks Sharon, your sauce sounds good. I'll give it ago.

Marmalady, your idea also sounds interesting. I love a good taziki (sp?) sauce. Perhaps I will try that one as well.

Thanks to everyone for helping,

Mark J.
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:02 PM   #10
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I think I don't care about Sara's sauce
Oh, oh. sounds like a grudge
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Yours sounds heavenly, Sharon.
Well, I think it is Only thing is, it's never quite as thick as I'd like. Any suggestions?
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