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Crab Cakes with Citrus Mustard Sauce

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Try this unbelievably tasty crab cake recipe!

Crab Cakes
  • 1 pound fresh jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons skim milk
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 Tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
Citrus Mustard Sauce
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 Tablespoons freshly squeezed tangerine juice
  • Several pinches cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced chives
Fennel Salad
  • 1 small fennel bulb, washed
  • 1 t. chives, minced
  • Pinch dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Panko breadcrumbs for coating the crab cakes
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for sautéing the crab cakes
1. Gently fold together all the ingredients for the crab cakes.

2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal parts. Form each into a disk shape about 1" thick.

3. Place panko crumbs into a swallow dish. Gently coat each crab cake in panko crumbs. Let rest for several minutes to allow it to solidify.

4. Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients for the citrus mustard sauce. If made in advance, place in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to use.

5. Prepare the fennel salad by first separating the bulb from the stems. (The stems are discarded.) The bulb is then halved; core removed, and sliced paper thin. Mix the thinly sliced bulb together with the remaining ingredients. This is best mixed up at least 2 hours in advance.

6. Saute crab cakes in a non-stick sauté pan over medium heat in olive oil. The crab cakes are done when golden brown on both sides and heated through.

7. Transfer to serving plates. Serve with fennel salad and spoon sauce around crab cakes.

Nutritional Analysis: Cals: 198, T.Fat: 10gm, S.Fat: 2gm, Chol: 64mg, Sod: 504mg, T.Carb: 10gm, Fiber: 1gm, Pro: 16gm

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