Monday, 28 May 2012

Cajun Crab Cakes, anyone???

Happy Monday!

I had a great lots of gardening done...went to the nursery and bought all my annuals...and a few more perennials (which I swore I had enough of and was not going to buy anymore...ha ha).  Isn't it funny how you always imagine the plant at the nursery in a most perfect spot in your own garden....even when know you already have lots!!!

On Saturday, I was stumped about lunch, so I decided to make some Cajun crab cakes.  These are simple, but they are scrumptious.

Here's my recipe:

Cajun Crab Cakes

1 cup crab meat (or two-170 g cans, well drained, will suffice)
1 1/2 cups crushed unsalted crackers
1 cup light mayo
1/4 cup each  (finely diced carrot,red or green 
pepper, and green onion)
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
Sal & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and form into desired size.

In a nonstick pan, pour small amount of cooking oil, heat on med-high.
Cook crab cakes, turning only once and adding more oil, if necessary.
Cook until golden brown for about 6 minutes total.

These are a great summertime meal.  I have made miniature cakes and used them
for appetizers.  It is great to get such a nice treat from a couple tins of 
crab meat.  (of course, fresh is best)

Here's how mine looked......

    What are some of your summertime favorites??  
I love trying new recipes, especially summer treats and barbeque ideas.