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    Golden Crab Cakes

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection

    Recipe Introduction

    Makes:6 crabcakes

    List of Ingredients

    2 tbsp (30 ml) mayonnaise
    1/2 tsp (2 ml) curry powder
    3 to 4 drops hot red pepper sauce
    1 tsp (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
    1/8 tsp (1 ml) ground cloves or allspice
    1/8 tsp (1 ml) cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp (2 ml) paprika
    1/4 tsp (1 ml) dry mustard
    salt and pepper
    1 lb (.5 kg). fresh lump crabmeat
    3 to 5 tbsp (70 ml). bread crumbs
    corn or peanut oil

    1/4 red bell pepper
    1/4 yellow bell pepper
    1/2 jalepeno pepper
    1 cup (225 ml) cold butter, diced
    1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh mushrooms, chopped
    2 shallots, chopped
    1 sprig fresh thyme
    1/4 cup (60 ml) dry white wine
    1/4 cup (60 ml) white wine vinegar
    1/2 cup (125 ml) chicken stock
    1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice
    1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy cream
    fresh lemon juice
    salt and pepper


    Combine egg, mayonnaise and seasoning.
    Add crab and enough breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture (not too much).
    Stir carefully to blend; mixture should be firm yet moist,and should hold together.
    Form about 6 patties, depending on your size preferences, and set on wax paper for a few minutes to dry slightly.
    Heat some oil in pan and pan-fry until golden on both sides (few minutes on each side is good).
    Serve with sauce.

    Place seeded, deveined pepper sections under the broiler until charred black; discard skin.
    Dice peppers small and set aside.
    Heat 1 tbsp (15 ml). butter over medium heat and saute mushrooms, shallots and thyme for about 2 min.
    Add wine, vinegar and stock and cook until liquids reduce by half - about ten minutes.
    Stir in cream and reduce by half - about five minutes.
    Over low heat, whisk in remaining butter, gradually, piece by piece - creating an emulsion.
    Strain, if desired, and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
    And stir in the diced, roasted peppers and serve warm.
    serve or if you prefer, you may puree sauce in blender.




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