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Glorie 12-15-2008 05:47 PM

ISO ways to prepare crab
Here we are in the height of crab season and I have no idea what to do with it besides steaming it and dipping in garlic butter. Any ideas?

pacanis 12-15-2008 05:48 PM

Can I be the first to say mail me some?

pdswife 12-15-2008 05:49 PM

Crab cakes!!!

Steam and then make crab salad!!

But..if it were me... I'd stick to steaming it and dipping it in garlic butter! That's the best.

Glorie 12-15-2008 05:50 PM

You pay for shipping and I'll mail you some :smile:

Glorie 12-15-2008 05:50 PM

PDS - you got a good recipe for crab cakes? Mine stinks, lol. They fall apart and all I taste is mayonnaise - bleh...

pdswife 12-15-2008 05:52 PM

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 scallion, including green top, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lump crab, picked over for cartilage
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Smarter Tartar Sauce, recipe follows
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl mix together the egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning and hot sauce. Stir in the bell pepper and scallion. Gently fold in the crab, 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Put the remaining bread rumbs in a shallow dish.
Divide the crab mixture into 8 mounds. Shape 1 mound into a round and coat in bread crumbs. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and flatten the crab cake to form a patty about 1-inch high. Repeat to form the remaining crab cakes.
Bake until golden on the bottom, about 10 minutes. Gently flip the crab cakes and cook until the second side is golden, 5 to 10 minutes longer.
Smarter Tartar Sauce:
6 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped sour pickles
1 tablespoon chopped capers
Spoon yogurt into a small bowl lined with paper towels. Place in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour until some of the liquid from the yogurt is released. Scoop thickend yogurt into a small bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.

This is from another member! He sent it to me when I had no idea what to do.

Haven't had a chance to try it yet but, it sure sounds good.

Uncle Bob 12-15-2008 06:00 PM

A good base stock for gumbo.....

Shrimp & Crab maybe....

Glorie 12-15-2008 06:10 PM

Thanks pds, that sounds wonderful!! I'm so excited now!! lol

pdswife 12-15-2008 06:13 PM

well..what time is dinner?

Glorie 12-15-2008 06:22 PM

Ha! I have to go to the store and get the ingredients first, lol.

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