Delicious fresh crab cakes for a lovely light lunch or main course with some additional sides.
I love seafood, it's one of my favourite foods ever. I always love it when I go anywhere coastal and they have fresh seafood stalls, something that was common to me growing up in the South East of England, but not so much now I live in South Western Ontario, Canada
When I was younger I remember the "seafood man" as he was called coming round the local pub with his tray of seafood - cockles, muscles, crab, whelks, shrimp etc. I loved it. We would always get excited when we saw him walk through the door.
I also lived in South East Ireland for a few years, where we would go to the strands with our buckets and dig for fresh cockles.
Bringing home the fresh cockles, my mum would cook up this most amazing chowder type soup with milk, onions, mushrooms and lots of black pepper. Which of course had to be served with thick buttered Irish brown soda bread - delicious
But one of my favourite kinds of seafood is fresh crab. It's one of the nicest seafood ingredients, and so versatile in a variety of recipes, such as pasta or these yummy crab cakes.
The best crab I ever had was on the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, it was one of our stops on our Honeymoon. I loved that place so much.
San Francisco is definitely one of my favourite cities, with the hilly streets and beautiful architecture and the food places are amazing.
If you love seafood like me - Fisherman's Wharf is the place to go, where they sell fresh crab however you want it. The most popular choice being fresh crab chowder serving in a Sour Dough Bread bowl - amazing!
There are huge variations on crab cakes, some containing potato, some made of just crab, some with various spices and some without. Here I stick to a more of a traditional recipe with potatoes (using lovely buttery-tasting Yukon Golds) which I served with a dip and salad. So good!!
How can I add a ⅓ vegetables to these Crab Cakes?
I served these with a side salad, crisp iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices and julienned carrot, using my julienne peeler. A perfect simple salad.
Looking for some other crab recipes? Check out these:
- CREAMY CRAB, CHILLI AND CHERRY TOMATO PASTA
- CRAB AND QUINOA CAKES
- CRAB STUFFED SWEET POTATO
- CRAB AND CHILLI FRIED RICE
- CRAB WITH RED PESTO SPAGHETTI
- THAI CRAB CAKES
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Kitchen Items used for these crab cakes:
- Measuring Scales
- Chopping Board
- Measuring spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Baking Tray
- Parchment Paper
- Frying Pan
- Saucepan with steamer
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