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These amazing, light and simple crab cakes are bound with fish, not cracker crumbs, for a deep seafood flavor. More Crab Recipes

Preston Clark
November 2011

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Credit: © Seth Smoot

Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

Crab Cakes
Chipotle Mayonnaise

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a mini food processor, puree the fish. Transfer to a large bowl and add the scallions, jalapeños, lemon juice, parsley, cayenne, salt, pepper and mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the crabmeat. Form the mixture into 8 cakes. Coat the cakes with the panko and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chipotle, lemon juice, Old Bay and mustard and season with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 inch of olive oil until shimmering. Add the crab cakes and cook over moderate heat until browned and heated through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve the crab cakes with the chipotle mayonnaise.

Make Ahead

The chipotle mayonnaise can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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