Cajun Crawfish/Crab Cakes With Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made these as crab cakes for a Mardi Gras party. They are a bit time consuming to make, but well worth it. The Red Pepper Sauce with the crab cakes made them even better.

5 5

Thanks for the great dinner Dawn!!! Very easy but very elegant at the same time. Served over a bed of mixed greens this was a great light summer meal. Looked very pretty too. I will make this again very soon! Because I read C in PA review about the filler, I used 2 lbs of crawfish, but followed the recipe otherwise. This worked out awesome!!! My dh and I were very happy. It was quick enough for our weeknight dinner, but it made a nice change from our usual routine. The sauce is fantastic (I did use 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup sour cream though, and added 1 chopped garlic clove too). Thank you again for submitting.

5 5

I used crawfish that I found frozen at the local grocery. The cakes were very delicious and easy to cook. Tedious to put together though. My friends loved them. Will make again.