Uses for Leftover Jumbo Lump Crab Meat

Because I primarily only cook for two, using up leftover ingredients is always a bit of a challenge. When I wanted to make my version of Carrabba’s Cedar Plank Fired Salmon Topped with a Crabcake, I was left with a good six crabcakes. So I thought I’d include some of the ways I used up the crabcakes over the following days in case you need some inspiration. Because I had already formed the crabcakes, it was really simple to whip up these dishes. The recipes for the crabcakes can be found in this post.   Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: These were SO simple. I bought Portobello mushrooms, removed the stems, drizzled them with some olive oil, seasoned them with salt and pepper, and added one crabcake to each to stuff the inside. I then topped them with a bit more panko and cooked them at 400 degrees in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crab mixture has browned. Because I had some of the lemon butter sauce leftover, I heated that up on the stove over low heat and drizzled it over the crabcakes. That’s it! (This is basically a take on my appetizer recipe for Crab Stuffed Mushrooms) … Continue reading

Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade

I realized I have never posted a recipe for crab cakes.  That is ridiculous! So today’s the day. I found this recipe in one of my Cooking Light recipes and altered it a bit for what I happened to have in my pantry.   Crab cakes: 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed 2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup bread crumbs, divided 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided Remoulade: 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise 2 teaspoons minced shallots 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon capers, chopped 3/4 teaspoon champagne vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

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