Crab Cakes with Spicy Mango Salsa

    Crab Cakes with Spicy Mango Salsa

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    Delicious and tender fried crab cakes garnished with a refreshing mango, basil and coriander salsa.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • For Crab Cakes
    • 350g crab meat
    • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 spring onions, minced
    • 1 drop Tabasco sauce, to taste
    • pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • For Mango Salsa
    • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno, to taste
    • pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Drain the crab meat. In a large bowl, mix the crab, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, egg, spring onions, Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper until combined. Shape the mixture into 16 small cakes. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the diced mango, onion, basil, coriander, lime juice, jalapeno (if using) and salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    3. Heat two tablespoons vegetable oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Cook crab cakes until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Top with salsa.
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    These were amazing! I made them for a dinner party and they were a huge hit. I used fake crab meat because I'm allergic to shellfish. Also, I didn't have any chilli sauce so I substituted a jalepeno, and it was perfect. I also added a tomato to the salsa. I'm making these again tonight to impress my mother at another dinner party, and they will definately be a staple in my recipe box. Thanks for the great recipe!!!  -  04 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    38

    This was a wonderful recipe. Following my tradition, I stuck closely to the directions and ingredients so that I could give it a fair review after. I used canned crabmeat because it was a lot cheaper, and I also used light mayo to cut down on the calories. For anyone else, I would suggest making the salsa with more mango and less onion. The onion amount was a little overpowering, and we stunk afterwards! I think you can also cut down a lot on the mayo amount--just throw two heaping teaspoons in there, and it will be fine. This is one of the few recipes that takes just a little work, and somehow ends up tasting spectacular. I would even call this recipe "company worthy." One tip--my bowl of crab mixture did NOT make 16 regular crabcakes--it only made 7 small cakes that had medium to low size thickness. The length of the cakes was about the length of the bottom of a water bottle.) It was enough for me and my husband, but if you're cooking for a family, I would suggest doubling the recipe. This is a great recipe to make when you don't have too much time to cook. You can also adjust some things to make it more healthy--ie: light mayo, wheat breadcrumbs, etc. This was a fulfilling meal that did not make us feel lethargic--we were able to go the gym soon after eating. Thanks for posting this!  -  08 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    This is without a doubt, one of the best recipes I have reviewed on this site. I made the crabcakes exactly as written, they formed beautifully and kept their shape nicely while sauteing. Good ratio of crab to cake, the crab was not overpowered by the other ingredients. This salsa is excellent, I used jarred mango from the produce isle, which made it a snap to put together. I drizzled a little EVOO in to keep everything together. Served over Marrikesh Express mango salsa couscous. Sincere thanks for a great recipe, well done! Update 4/9/09 Grilled these on the BBQ last night, that smokey, grilled taste makes them even better. Held together prefectly. Just terrific!  -  18 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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