Monday, April 14, 2008

Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Remoulade AND Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Chives

These recipes came compliments of Nancy at Turk Talk. Thank you so much. It looks delicious, and I learned something new!

Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Remoulade
5 Tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons minced shallots
1 Table spoon drained capers
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Chesapeake Bay seasoning - I use Old Bay
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound crab meat - I used canned since it is out of season, but you can use thawed frozen or lump crabmeat

1. To make the remoulade, combine 3 Tablespoons of the mayo, parsley, shallots, capers, lemon zest, and pepper sauce in a small bowl; cover refrigerate.
2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons of mayo, the egg, mustard, Bay seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl; gently stir in the crab meat.
Shape mixture into 8 patties. Place on a plate; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
3. Spray a large skillet with canola nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes and cook until heated through and well-browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Serve with remoulade.

Goes well with:

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Chives

1 (1 pound) bunch of asparagus, trimmed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1. Preheat the oven to 425
2. Put the asparagus in a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper; toss to coat evenly. Spread in a single layer and bake, shaking the pan occasionally, until tender and browned in spots, about 20 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a platter; sprinkle with the lemon juice and chives.


Connie said...

YUM!!! Did you try them?

Debra said...

I am going to try those for Michael and I. I LOVE Asparagus but really suck at cooking it! LOL