This is a very easy recipe, and is one of the best crab cake recipes that I've tried. I love crab cakes, so I've tried many. I like to use Phillips brand lump crab meat which is sold in cans at Costco in the deli area.
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1 lb crab meat
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons shallots minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/4 cup cilantro minced
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or Panko (plus more for coating)
- vegetable oil for frying
In a saucepan gently boil coconut milk and reduce to 3/4 cup. Cool. Mix everything together and chill for 15 minutes. Try forming patties- if the mixture is too wet, add 2 more tablespoons of crumbs to the mixture and chill for another 15 minutes. Form into 10 to 12 patties. Dredge each patty in dry bread crumbs and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate until you're ready to cook. Fry in 1/4 inch deep oil until browned on both sides.
- 2 cups avocados diced
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup red onion chopped
- Chilies chopped to taste- fresh or jarred
- 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Stir together and serve with hot crab cakes.