Master this seafood dish with amazing DIY sauces.
Spicy Crab Cakes with Mango Puree

You don't have to be from Maryland to make restaurant-worthy crab cakes. All you need is one really great recipe (like this one) and a delicious dipping sauce beyond the basic store-bought tartar. From sweet mango puree to tangy roasted pepper coulis, here are seven terrific sauces for crab cakes.

Crab Cakes with Smoky Onion Remoulade
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Smoky onion remoulade is a terrific accompaniment to these crab-studded cakes from Marc Forgione at American Cut in Manhattan. At the restaurant, he smokes onions, but the sauce is also great made with charred onions and smoked salt.

2. Russian Dressing

Delaware: Crabs

Crabs were born to be crab cakes and we think Delaware would agree. Andrew Zimmern's Baltimore-style crab cakes are top notch.

"If you haven't eaten a cold crab cake on toast with sliced tomato and Russian dressing, then you are really missing out," says F&W chef in residence Andrew Zimmern who loves making these Baltimore-style crab cakes.

3. Mango Puree

Spicy Crab Cakes with Mango Puree

Give crab cakes an Asian-influenced spin with delicious, sweet-spicy mango puree.

4. Chipotle Mayonnaise

12 Ways to Make the Best-Ever Crab Cakes

You don't have to be from Maryland to master this crispy-sweet seafood dish. Here, 12 easy and delicious recipes for restaurant-worthy crab cakes.


Minced chipotle chile in adobo adds terrific heat to this smoky crab cake sauce.

5. Horseradish Cream


A mixture of sour cream and horseradish provides a lively accompaniment to these crispy crab cakes.