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Crabcakes with Remoulade Sauce

Prep time: 30 minutes
Inactive Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredient 

  • Remoulade sauce
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
    • 1 tablespoon capers
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • 1 tablespoon grain mustard
    • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • Crabcakes
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup small diced yellow onions
    • 1/2 cup small diced celery
    • 1/2 cup small diced red bell peppers
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)
    • 1 pound lump crabmeat, cleaned and picked over for shells and cartilage
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons butte

Directions

  1. Remoulade sauce
    1. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  2. Crabcakes
    1. Heat half of the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and peppers. Season the mixture with salt and cayenne. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and cool for 5 minutes.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, Creole mustard, and hot sauce. Fold the cooled sauteed vegetables, mayonnaise and bread crumbs into the crab mixture. Mix gently, but thoroughly.
    3. Reheat the same pan of the vegetables with butter and remaining olive oil. Portion the filling into 1/3 cup balls. Form the balls into patties, about 1-inch thick. Gently place the patties in the hot pan and saute just until brown on both sides.
    4. Serve 1 cake with a salad of greens, tomatoes and dressed with salt and truffle oil. Serve with the reserved remoulade sauce.