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  • Posted January 31, 2013 by
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    Small Crab Cakes Recipe

     

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    Crab cakes are popular along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic States, the Gulf Coast, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern California coast, where the crabbing industry thrives. Crab cakes vary in size from no bigger than a small cookie to as large as a hamburger. They are sometimes served with a sauce, such as a remoulade, tartar sauce, mustard, or ketchup. Get more gourmet Michelin recipes here.

     


    Ingredients

     

    1.8 oz. crab meat
    1 cup jelly made of beef fond (see recipe below)
    diced vegetables (carrots, leek, celery, and zucchini)
    pistachios
    string beans
    dried vegetables
    tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon liquid sour cream
    1 teaspoon olives
    2 teaspoons verjuice (juice made from unripe grapes)

     

    Prepare a jelly with beef fond and verjuice. Season. Add the diced vegetables and pistachios.

     

    Place the meat from the crab in circles on a metal dish. Cover with jelly and refrigerate. Place the tomato sauce with the olives and string beans on the dish. Garnish the crab with some sour cream and dried vegetables.

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