Seafood is something that I’ve been trying to incorporate into our diet on a more regular basis. It’s a great source of protein, omega 3’s and a variety of minerals. However my disgust of shrimp, prawns and most fish make it a bit of a challenge. Two of my favorites are crab and salmon and I always try to eat wild caught. Fortunately the price of crab has been almost affordable and is my go to lazy meal choice. I had a package in the freezer and decided to try my hand at crab cakes. I looked through a few recipes, made adjustments and cooked up the following. It was very tasty.
Crab Cakes with Garlic Aioli
1 lb crab meat
3 green onions chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tsp prepared mustard
2 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup almond meal
1 large egg
1/3 cup homemade mayo (see previous post on my blog)
- Whisk the egg in a bowl and add all the ingredients except crab and almond meal. Mix until blended and then blend in crab and almond meal. You can add more or less almond meal so you have crab patties that will hold their shape when you fry them up.
- Form 6-8 patties and fry them in bacon, ghee or your fat of choice for 5 minutes on each side.
½ cup homemade mayo (see previous post on my blog)
1 tsp garlic granules
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1-2 tsp garlic juice
2 TBLS lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
I like to buy the organic, chopped garlic in a jar and drain the juice out of that.
Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic to your own preference. I like garlic.
- Mix the above ingredients until well mixed.
After frying the crab cakes and plating them, put 1 to 2 TBLS of the garlic aioli on top. Enjoy! 🙂