Sunday, February 21, 2016

(Veggie-Loaded) Crab Cakes with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Crab cakes are one of my favorite comfort foods, but they often can be pretty calorie-laden. Thanks to the good amount of veggies, this is a version you can feel good about eating (and it's still just as tasty!). Whether served for lunch, dinner or an appetizer, these are great any time of year. And they're on the table in less than 20 minutes!


1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, sweet potato and red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. 


3. Place crab in a large mixing bowl and add the remaining crab cake ingredients. Mix with your (clean!) hands and form into 6 patties. 




4. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil (in the same skillet you used for the veggies) and turn heat to medium. Add the patties and cook for 2 minutes per side then transfer to the baking sheet (work in batches if needed). Bake for 10 minutes. 



5. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl.


6. Serve salmon patties warm with a dollop of yogurt sauce. 


(Veggie-Loaded) Crab Cakes with Dill Yogurt Sauce
Serves 6

All you need:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 shallot, minced
1 sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 red pepper, diced small
1 (16 oz.) can good quality crabmeat
1 bunch green onion, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Pinch cayenne pepper

Sauce
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayo
3 tablespoons chopped dill
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Salt, to taste

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, sweet potato and red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. 
3. Place crab in a large mixing bowl and add the remaining crab cake ingredients. Mix with your (clean!) hands and form into 6 patties. 
4. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil (in the same skillet you used for the veggies) and turn heat to medium. Add the patties and cook for 2 minutes per side then transfer to the baking sheet (work in batches if needed). Bake for 10 minutes. 
5. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl.
6. Serve salmon patties warm with a dollop of yogurt sauce. 
 

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