Heart Healthy Monday: Crab Cakes

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 T. low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 c. crackers, crushed or 1/4 c. crushed stuffing cubes, crushed
  • 1 lb. lump crab meat
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 3 T. chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

Preparation:

Stir all ingredients together until well blended. Shape into patties carefully, to avoid packing. Pan saute in 2 tablespoons of olive oil or olive oil and butter blend or brush with vegetable oil and bake at 400 degrees for 15-minutes. Serve a simple red pepper tartar sauce on the side made with a blend of (bottled) roasted red pepper, low-fat mayonnaise and pickle relish.

Tip: Fresh lump crab meat works best with this recipe.

Add-Ins: Add a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce and a few capers for a spicier taste.

Note: Serve with fresh broccoli and rice pilaf. Chance are there are a few essentials in your refrigerator or spice rank that are indispensable. It’s that certain spice, special sauce or garnish that makes a meal better. When it comes to cooking fish, Old Bay is a wonderful enhancer. The blend of spice ingredients in Old Bay also works well with poultry and vegetables. For the convenience of cooking in all of use, Old Bay is a great short cur for a spice blend.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 260; Fat: 5g; Sodium: 200mg; Carbohydrates: 31g; Protein: 2g.

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