Crab Cakes With Corn Relish

Bottled hot pepper sauce zips up the garden-fresh corn and cherry tomato relish turning it into a zesty condiment for the pan-fried crab cakes.

Crab Cakes With Corn Relish
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 crab cakes Prep 20 mins Cook 4 mins Bake 350°F 5 mins


Crab Cakes:
  • 1 pound crabmeat, picked over to remove any pieces of shell or cartilage ( OR: imitation crabmeat
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into pieces
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon OR: 1/4 teaspoon dried, crumbled
  • 1 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Corn Relish:
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed from cob (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped OR: 2 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, each tomato quartered
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Dash liquid hot-pepper sauce, or to taste

Make It

1. In food processor, combine crabmeat, sweet pepper, scallions and carrots. Pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and well combined. Add eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and tarragon. Pulse until blended and all the ingredients are evenly moistened. Transfer mixture to medium-size bowl.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

3. Stir 3/4 cup bread crumbs into crab mixture; place remaining crumbs in shallow dish. Shape crab mixture into 2-1/2-inch patties or cakes, using scant 1/3 cup mixture for each (you should have 12 patties). Coat cakes with remaining crumbs.

4. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Place 6 cakes in the skillet; pan-fry for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn cakes over; pan-fry for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cakes to large baking sheet. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Fry remaining cakes as above. Transfer to baking sheet.

5. Bake crab cakes in 350 degrees F oven for 5 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in centers of cakes registers 160 degrees F.

Corn Relish:

6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the corn kernels, onion, sweet pepper, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, salt and black pepper until well blended. Season with hot-pepper sauce. Serve the relish with the crab cakes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 197, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 77, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 13, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 382, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.