Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Do you LOVE crab cakes but HATE the price ?? At around $10 for frozen seafood plus a few bits & pieces, you can serve up 6 fat cakes that are better than a lot of cakes that I have paid big bucks for in restaurants. A healthy one & a half pound combination of fish, shrimp & crab that you will taste all the way through these gems.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the crab cakes in advance so they have time to firm up in the refrigerator before you cook them.
  2. Saute onion & garlic then remove to cool.
  3. If fish was frozen, squeeze “gently” to remove excess water.
  4. If crab is cooked, rinse gently under cold water to remove excess salt then drain & dry.
  5. Dice fish & shrimp into peanut size chunks.
  6. Combine all ingredients & mix gently just until well blended.
  7. Shape the mixture into 6 fat crab cakes & shape into discs.
  8. Put them on a plate and stick them in the refrigerator, uncovered to chill & dry for 30 to 60 minutes.
  9. To serve, heat 3 tablespoons each of butter & olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  10. Put the crab cakes with the top (dry) side down and cook for about 15 minutes, gently flip over & cook for another 15 minutes so each side is nice and crisp. Internal temp should hit 145F (62C).


Most Helpful

just made this tonight and I am in love. This recipe definitely will be in my cooking rotation. :)

Gloria T. December 23, 2014

We loved this! I only used shrimp and crab meat and it was delicious. I served it with a nice salad and it made for a wonderful dinner. I think next time I will add some lemon juice/zest. Thanks Captain. Great recipe!

susie cooks September 24, 2008

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