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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crab Cakes a la Me

Over the years I have been fortunate to be married to a great cook, tonight Susie asked me to cook dinner for us.  With her guidance, I cooked dinner from start to finish.

Crab cakes with a Remoulade Sauce, French Fries and a Spring Salad.

I first made the remoulade sauce using, chopped celery and onion, horse radish, mayonaise, ketchup, worchester sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I placed the sauce in the refrigerator to chill.

Next, I cleaned and sliced potatoes and fried them on the outside grill, once done I placed them in the oven to stay warm while I fixed the rest of the dinner.

French Fries on the grill outside.

French Fries in the oven to stay warm.

After finishing the fries, I made the salad with spring salad, tomatoes and cheese.  The dressing was a vinegarette that we really enjoy.

Spring salad with tomatoes and vinegarette

After the salad was made, I melted some butter and added olive oil just enough to cover the bottom of the pan and placed the crab cakes in the pan on a low medium heat, about a 3 on a scale of 10. I seared the crab cakes for 5 minutes and then turned them over for 3 minutes. This created a nice crusty sear and was plenty of heat to warm the cake all the way through.

Crab cakes in the pan
purchased from
Champions Seafood Market
16740 Stuebner Airline Rd
Spring, TX 77379
As the crab cakes were cooking I got out the dishes to plate the food.

The food turned out great, I really enjoyed doing this for the first time with Susie's help.  Who knows:
Maybe the Next Iron Chef ?

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