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Grilled Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

04 Jun

We have been trying to have stay at home “date night” a few times a week. This enables us to have uninterrupted conversation, and some much needed us time,(after certain little people go to bed) without spending ridiculous amounts of money on meals that are just mediocre.

I have been craving grilled corn on the cob since Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide posted this wonderful how – to.

If you have not yet been to this wonderful blog, full of fantastic recipes for both food and drink, I highly recommend that you do. This husband and wife blogging powerhouse offer an array of tantalizing recipes that they capture with amazing photographs.

Tonight’s date night seemed like the perfect time to satisfy the corn craving.

Before grilling, rubbed with butter and re-wrapped

And what better to go with grilled corn than crab cakes, baseball on the radio, cold beer and eating under the stars.

Crab Cakes

( You can use fresh or canned crab – I used canned tonight because the store did not have any fresh crab – sigh)

Ingredients – yield 6

4 (6oz) cans crab meat

1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced

1 eggs slightly beaten

1 Tablespoon parsley

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

juice from half lemon

1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard

2 Tablespoons mayo (I use olive oil mayonnaise)

1 cup bread crumbs

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well to combine all ingredients. Form into patties, about 3/4 inch thick.Β  Let rest in refrigerator at least 20 minutes before grilling.

Preheat grill to 400 degrees, and cook cakes 4 minutes per side.

Corn takes about 10-15 minutes to cook, click here for instructions.

Lemon Aioli

Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped chives

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Β salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together.

Grilled Garlic Bread

Baguette bread

Olive oil

Clove of garlic, peeled

Directions

Cut bread into 3 inch long sections, slice in half. Brush with olive oil, and place on grill – about 3- 4 minutes. Remove from grill and rub toasted side with garlic clove.

Yes, the quality of this photo is awful, but I did not want to wait to eat, and would have had to go inside to take a better picture. But you get the idea!

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19 Comments

Posted by on pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 22:35:30 +000035Saturday 4 , 2011 in Recipes

 

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19 responses to “Grilled Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 22:46:46 +000046Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Aww shucks, thanks for the shout out. At home date nights are fun. My wife was going to book reservations on our anniversary and the restaurant had a special wine dinner. Perfect right? Nope, communal seating. We dined on our patio. I love your menu. Your crabcake recipe looks great and don’t take that compliment lightly. Not only am I one half of a blogging powerhouse, but I’m a Maryland boy.:)

     
    • metrocakegirl

      pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 22:57:13 +000057Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thank you and you’re welcome. πŸ™‚
      Communal seating…blah. There is nothing worse, especially when your trying to have a romantic dinner. We are heading to VT in a few weeks and on the way back we are going to stop in Maryland to go to the beach, any suggestions? We were thinking Sandy Point.

       
  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:01:26 +000001Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Oh my, eat crab cakes is my only suggestion. I’ve been away from Md. since 1999! I remember the Bay Bridge is beautiful. I just sent a message to my brother to ask him. He spent four years in Salisbury.

     
    • metrocakegirl

      pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:04:05 +000004Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Sandy Point has a great view of the Bay Bridge, according to their website. Crab cakes are on the list. πŸ™‚

       
  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:04:55 +000004Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Also, here’s a blogger who’s from Md. http://masondixonkitchen.wordpress.com. She might have better suggestions.

     
    • metrocakegirl

      pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:43:29 +000043Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thanks. πŸ™‚

       
      • Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

        ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 11:11:13 +000011Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

        Ok, well you probably already know about Ocean City. That’s super touristy. My brother also mentioned Fenwick, which is north of there and more family oriented and Assateague Island. You can get your fill of horses there.:)

         
      • metrocakegirl

        pmpSun, 05 Jun 2011 12:44:57 +000044Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

        We were thinking about Ocean City, it does seem really touristy. I think we want something a little more peaceful. I am going to check out Fenwick and see what that is. Thanks so much!

         
  4. Casey

    pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:28:36 +000028Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    These sound so good! I’ve always wanted to try making my own crab cakes. mmm

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:42:29 +000042Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Oh you should definitely make some, they are easy and so good! πŸ™‚

       
  5. thefooddoctor

    pmpSat, 04 Jun 2011 23:48:07 +000048Saturday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    What a wonderful dinner and amazing dishes…
    I agree with you and Greg..I’d take a date night at home over a restaurant any day

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:43:22 +000043Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

       
  6. My BlogJect

    ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 04:06:56 +000006Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Awesome recipe. may well give this a try.
    date night in = awesome! im a huge fan of date night in, party in, dinner pparty in… you get the idea!

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:44:30 +000044Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      You should, you can surprise your GF with a romantic dinner in, with just the two of you.

       
  7. bobcb518

    ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 05:54:56 +000054Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Yummy!
    Actually, the picture is not too bad.

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:47:39 +000047Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      You think so? I guess the bowl of lemons came out ok. πŸ™‚

       
  8. Ginger

    ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:25:37 +000025Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Sounds like a very romantic evening with great food! I hope you had a great time πŸ™‚

     
    • Ginger

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:27:51 +000027Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Ps the crabcakes sound delicious! Everything sounds delicious!

       
    • metrocakegirl

      ampSun, 05 Jun 2011 08:46:09 +000046Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thanks Ginger, we did. πŸ™‚

       

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