Cajun Crawfish/Crab Cakes With Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

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Total Time
30 mins
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This is an adaption of a South Beach recipe. The features that make it a healthier and lower carb recipe are still in place, but I've added a Cajun twist to it. The result is a delicious crawfish patty with a tasty, spicy red pepper sauce. The original recipe calls for crab and it is just as tasty.

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  1. Red Pepper Sauce: Puree roasted red peppers in a blender, then add mayonnaise and spices.
  2. Set aside and refrigerate.
  3. Crawfish Cakes: Heat 1 teaspoons olive oil in sauté pan, sauté onion and celery until soft.
  4. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients except bread crumbs.
  6. Place half of seafood mixture in a blender or processor and puree and return to mixing bowl and stir together.
  7. Place bread crumbs evenly on a cookie sheet.
  8. Form about 8 patties and coat them with bread crumbs.
  9. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a pan and cook patties in batches.
  10. Cook for about 2-3 minutes each side until brown and crisp on outside.
  11. Serve with red pepper sauce.