Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid
Episode: Cocktail Party
Print
Spicy Crab Cakes Topped with Guacamole
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Crab cakes:
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over to remove any shell, broken into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (white and pale green parts only)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon habanero hot sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Breading:
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Guacamole:
  • 2 firm, ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Crab cakes: Mix the crabmeat, mayonnaise, egg, bread crumbs, scallions, the lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, and the hot sauce together in a small bowl. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 8 (3/4-inch-thick) patties and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 

Breading: Mix the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of cilantro on a plate. Carefully turn the patties in the bread crumb mixture until coated on both sides. 

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. In batches, fry the crab cakes until golden, about 3 minutes each side. 

Guacamole: Coarsely mash the avocados in a medium bowl. Lightly mix in the onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Transfer the crab cakes to a serving platter, top each cake with a tablespoon of guacamole, and serve.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Chuck's Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Patti's Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Crab Cake Sandwich

Recipe courtesy of Sunbird Kitchen

Crab Cake Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Pan-Fried Spicy Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Colleen Sadler

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cheap Eats

7pm | 6c

Cheap Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cheap Eats

8pm | 7c

Cheap Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cheap Eats

9pm | 8c

Cheap Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11pm | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12am | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1am | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3am | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here