Crab Cakes

Delicious ginger and coriander-tinged crab cakes that are quick to make and as our crab meat is freshly picked you can make up a large batch and freeze some for a rainy day.

Makes 12 crab cakes

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4cm piece of fresh root ginger peeled 
  • 4 red chillies seeds removed
  • 500g white crabmeat
  • A handful of chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g breadcrumbs 
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Olive oil for cooking

To serve 

  • Sweet chilli jam
  • Salad leaves
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season.

 

Place the ginger and chilli into a mini food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

In a bowl combine the chilli and ginger with the white crabmeat, coriander and spring onions. Crack in one egg and mix well, then stir in 4 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs.

Divide the crab cake mixture into 6 equal portions and mould into patties. Place on a tray and chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes before cooking.

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

Beat the remaining egg in a small bowl with one tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Place some plain flour and the remaining breadcrumbs in separate shallow dishes.

Dredge a crab cake in the flour, then dip into the egg and coat in the breadcrumbs. Shake gently to remove any excess breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining crab cakes.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the crab cakes for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden-brown all over. Transfer the crab cakes to a baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until piping hot all the way through.

Serve the crab cakes with sweet chilli jam and a mixed leaf salad, lightly dressed with olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

 

Recipe and picture from bbc.co.uk