Crab Cakes in Cream Sauce

    50 minutes

    This recipes makes delicious spicy crab cakes, served with a basil cream sauce. Freshly picked crab meat is the best, if available.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 kg crab meat
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 3/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 cups (500ml) fish stock
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/2 cup thickened cream
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a mixing bowl place the crab meat, salt, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Shape the crab mixture into cakes and roll in bread crumbs.
    3. In a medium frypan heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Saute the cakes about 5 minutes. Turn then cook for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
    4. For the sauce: In a saucepan heat the 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly add the flour to the oil, stirring constantly. Cook for 5 minutes.
    5. Slowly add the fish stock whisking constantly and vigorously. Pour in white wine, black pepper and chilli flakes. Bring to a simmer. Then add cream, parsley and basil. Simmer but do not boil. Mixture is done when thick enough to evenly coat the back of a spoon.
    6. Serve the sauce over the crab cakes.

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    The last reviewer must not undersand what deviled crab ISN'T a crab cake! This recipe was great if you know what deviled crab is.  -  15 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I wonder if it was supposed to include an egg with the crab cakes, I had to in order to make the cake stick together. I also threw in a few of the bread crumbs. I also question the amt. of flour to butter in the sauce, it made it too thick. The recipe did not specify when to add the lemon juice or the garlic. The flavor was good overall. I especially enjoyed the hint of hot sauce in the crab.  -  13 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The directions were imcomplete. There were ingredients that didnt go into the directions. The crab cakes fell apart. Way to much sauce for the crabcakes. All around disapointed.  -  24 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)