Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mini Creole Crab Cakes w/ Spicy Remoulade Sauce + Awards

Here's another fabulous Creole recipe that is one of my faves and is sure to become one of yours, too. Great as an appetizer or entree, served with spicy remoulade sauce, is a wonderful summer treat that will have you going back for more. Le bon manger', cher!

Mini Creole Crab Cakes

1 lb. fresh Louisiana, lump crab meat
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbs.'s light mayonnaise
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. Creole mustard
1/4 cup bell peppers, (any color),  diced
1/4 cup green onions, minced
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. or more, Creole seasoning


Combine mayonnaise, mustard, egg, parsley, Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce,  green onions, garlic, and  peppers, in large bowl. Gently fold in the breadcrumbs and crab meat, taking care not to break up the crab lumps. Form into 3 inch patties. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray or coat with 2 tbs.'s of olive oil and heat to medium high. Add crab cakes and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with remoulade sauce. (recipe below)  Enjoy!

 Spicy Remoulade Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
1 tsp. yellow mustard 
1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp.'s. prepared horseradish
2 tbs.'s white onions, minced

1 tbs. fresh parsley, minced
1/2 tsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. lemon juice
Salt  to taste

Few drops Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in bowl and blend thoroughly. Chill for 1 hour, before serving. Out of this world and great with any seafood.


I'll be sharing these at the beach party over at Seaside SimplicitySavory Sunday and 
Melt in your Mouth Monday. Hop on by, if you can, and join in the fun!!

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Awards

My dear foodie pal, Joyce @ kitchen flavours, recently presented me with all of these blog awards. Merci beaucoup for all of these lovely awards, cher! I am so honored and and really appreciate your generosity. Joy's blog is packed full of awesome recipes and if you've never visited her before, you're in for a real treat!  Please stop by and tell her that I sent you.









Now, I'm supposed to pass all of these fantastic awards on to 10 foodie bloggers that I have recently discovered. I would like to pass them to these 10 foodies, whose blogs inspire me and wonderful recipes never cease to amaze me. Please pass these on to your favorite, newly discovered foodies.

(In no particular order)








Congrats to all!  Please pay them a visit, when you have time. You'll be so glad you did!

Wishing ya'll a fab weekend, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for coming by!

38 comments:

rosaria said...

Ah, congratulations! Most deservedly!

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats on the well-deserved awards! The Vera Bradley shop in our village had a sale. So, I sacrificed and took a look. Next to my computer is a lovely folder with your name at the top. I needed a pretty place to put your recipes!

I have been known to eat the sauce by the spoonful. It's soooo yummy!

About self-pub - I read on a blog last year to be careful about the ISBN number and to purchase it yourself. These numbers, apparently, are registered to the first person who buys them. When bought from another, that registration has to transfer.

I wanted my chapbook to look a bit special since it's a Christmas story; thus, it's hand-stitched. It's not that much extra and I'll absorb the cost on that. I'll have a self-pub and an e-book at th same time. We're going on holiday 28 June, returning Aug 5th (tieing in with hub's biz trip) so all had to be done now.

Bought Gulf shrimp today, cheaper than marketed Texas shrimp that were smaller. So much for Don't Mess with Texas!

Ali said...

Thanks Marguerite! I am honored :D

California Girl said...

I love making crab cakes. I use a Chesapeake Bay recipe dating back to when we lived in VA. It requires minimal bread crumbs (just enough to hold it together), sauteed diced onion, a bit of Dijon mustard, egg, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning and the best part, lemon juice. I add a dash of cayenne too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Congrats to all the foodie folk on being awarded the awards from our lovely hostess, Marguerite.
And Marguerite the mini crab cakes look fabulous and of course I like saucy and spicy things. Have a great weekend cher ~ Eddie

Foodness Gracious said...

Thanks so much Marguerite! I admire your blog and I was just looking at your header picture and thinking how awesome it would be to be sitting on that deck with some of your food and a nice chardonay. I will pass on these awards to my fellow foodies.

Miriam said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me, you're fabulous!!!! And those crab cakes and sauce is to die for!!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Martha (MM) said...

You are absolutely amazing! Awesome recipe as always and your awards are more than well deserved! I wish I was your real neighbor and not just a blog neighbor, we'd have a great time partying together all the time! Thanks for bring these yummy crab cakes to the beach party today :-)

Joanne said...

Wow, you've got a whole latte much-deserved Awards going on here ... Congrats to you and to all your nominees :)

ellen abbott said...

oooo, crab cakes. I'll have to try these.

and congrats on all those awards!

Dee said...

I'm not a big fan of crabmeat but hubby said these look amazing!! Congrats on the awards boo!

Marguerite said...

rosaria- Merci, cher and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Kittie- Thanks, that's so sweet of you. I love Vera Bradley, too! And I know, I do eat this sauce by the spoonful. lol Thanks for the tip! Sounds like a good plan! Your trip sounds exciting! Gulf shrimp are the best! Enjoy!

Ali- You're so welcome! You deserve all of these and more! Cheers!

Cal.Girl- Your crab cakes sound great! I used to make a similar version when I lived in Maryland, but I like this recipe better. Hope you try it!

Eddie-Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment, cher! You could easily polish off at least a dozen of these! lol Hope you're having a great weekend, too!

FG- You're very welcome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I wish that you could, too!

The Harried Cook said...

Marguerite! Thank you so much for the awards - that's so sweet of you! :)

About the recipe - I cannot emphasize how much I love crab cakes. Sadly, I am the only one in my house who eats crab. The plus side of making this recipe - I get to eat them all :D Haha... Thank you for sharing!

MM said...

Thank you so much for the awards!

And you've hit another home run with this recipe. I could eat remoulade on anything!

The Seeker said...

Congratulations on the awards!

And your recipie seems yummy and for a vegetarian like me....
I guess I'll have to check all your blog searching for vegetarian recipies :D

Thank you so much for dropping by my log and left such nice note and following. I'm your new follower...

Keep in touch if you feel like it it will be a pleasure, dear.

Be safe
xoxo

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations!! Certainly well deserved awards, cher. :-)

This appetizer could be a full meal for me. If I lived near you, I'd prolly weigh 300 lbs. That is if you'd let me in the house. LOL

This is another one for me to try.
xo
Pat

Pooch Purple Reign said...

sweet !! i was just looking for an appetizer for a party next saturday night. this looks perfect.
laura xx

Linda Starr said...

congrats on the awards, I'll take crab cakes any way I can get them, mini or not Ha. they look delicious

Drick said...

oh merci me, these are just great appetizers, I love these so and that is a great sauce too, well made... congrats on the awards, hope you had a fab weekend...

fishyfacedesigns said...

Good Morning,
Congrats to all the winners, I look forward to checking them out!! The crab cakes look so YUMMY>>> I look forward to checking them out too!
Take care,
Happy Monday!

fishyfacedesigns said...

Good Morning,
Congrats to all the winners, I look forward to checking them out!! The crab cakes look so YUMMY>>> I look forward to checking them out too!
Take care,
Happy Monday!

cajunlicious said...

Congrats on the new awards!!!

These little mini crab cakes look good!

Pam said...

Congrats on the awards, you definitely deserve them. Your crab cakes sound great with all that Creole seasoning! I mentioned your Cajun goodness on my blog today!

Marguerite said...

Miriam- You're welcome, and thanks so much for the nice compliments! I love your blog and recipes, too! Best of luck with your cookbook!

Martha- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! I would love to be your neighbor, too, especially at the beach! Birds of a feather..... You're welcome!

Joanne- Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by, cher! Have a wonderful week!

ellen- So glad you like them and hope you try them. They are fab! And the sauce is sinful! Thanks!

Dee- Well you know if hubby likes them, you're going to have to make them! lol And don't forget the remoulade sauce. Thanks!

HC- You're very welcome! So glad that you want to make the crab cakes! That is a plus, and besides, they freeze well! It's my pleasure!

MommyDigger.com said...

The crab cakes look so yummy!

I'm your newest follower from the Meet Me Monday Hop! I would love it if you stop by my blog www.mommydigger.com and follow me as well :)

A Kitchen Witch said...

Mmm Mmm...looks worth the lbs.! Can't wait to try this one out : ) By the way, tried the stuffed bells and I'd send a pic, but it's awfully blurry. I must have been in a hurry to chow down! ; )

The Ellis' said...

Those crab cakes look AMAZING! We found your blog through the hop and would LOVE for you to follow us back! Thanks!

www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

The Tame Lion said...

Wonderful!
My stomach is rumbling and my mouth is salivating.....

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Thank YOU Marguerite for passing along this award!! sorry I am a bit late with a big thanks to you...been on a mini vaca this past weekend to NYC!

This recipe looks out of this world fabulous! I think I would love the spicy remoulade sauce and the cakes as well!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Marguerite, Thank you for accepting the awards! Your truly deserved them and so much more!
The crab cakes looks so good! And the sauce looks wonderful with just about anything! No dancing today? :)

Chef in Training said...

thanks for the awards! that is so nice of you and I really appreciate it!

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Oh this looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Savory Sunday!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those crab cakes look so good. I know that my husband's family would love for me to make them some of these :) I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)
Katie

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations on your awards my dear, always well deserved...
And as for these shrimp...oh wow, and the remoulade sauce...a must have :)
Delightful and delicious!

Donna said...

Wow Marguerite! I feel so honored to be given these awards from someone as AWESOME as you!!! Thank you sooo much!
(and Namaste;)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Congratulations on your awards, and thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch! Your creole crab cakes sound so good!

Leslie said...

I love crab cakes and these look unbelievable! My hubby would go crazy if I made these for him! You're a great cook! Congratulations on the award, too!
Blessings,
Leslie

Elisa Jed said...

That recipe looks so good! I am happy to see how many good results others have had trying it out. I will add it to my recipes to try list.

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