Spicy Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli Sauce

We made these crab cakes. They were absolutely delicious!! Delicious enough to take a quick photo of them! (Sorry I don’t have a more professional photo of these) But they  really are quite wonderful and has a great sea food taste.  Going back through my recipes and photos/snaps I have taken even up to a year ago– reminds me it is time to have it again!

We watched the TV show – Down Home with the Neely’s and immediately knew this recipe was for us.. and it really really was!!

(4 to 5 servings)

Recipe courtesy The Neely’s- foodnetwork.com


* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 shallot, chopped fine
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
* 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
* 1 cup plain panko bread crumbs
* 1 large egg
* Hot sauce, to taste
* 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over to remove cartilage and shell fragments
* 1/2 cup peanut oil
* Lemon Aioli, recipe follows


Heat a medium size pan over medium heat. Add the butter. Once melted add the shallot, 1 clove of garlic and red pepper. Lightly saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, crab boil seasoning, fresh parsley, 1/2 cup of the panko and egg. Mix in cooked vegetables, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add crabmeat and stir well.

Form crab cakes using about 2 tablespoons of crab mixture for each cake.. Flatten until they’re about 3/4 inches high. Dip the cakes into the remaining panko.

Add oil to a large skillet over high heat. Add crab cakes and saute, flipping once, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with Lemon Aioli.
Lemon Aioli:

* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 tablespoon chopped chives
* 3 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together.

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