Spicy Crab Cakes Topped with Guacamole

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Transfer the crab cakes to a serving platter, top each cake with a tablespoon of guacamole, and serve.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.