Crab Cakes With Jalapeno Remoulade

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • To Make Jalapeno Remoulade: (Note: Makes about 1 ¼ cups. For the best results, make this spicy condiment a few hours in advance and then cover and refrigerate, so the flavors have time to develop.).
  • Whisk together all the ingredients in a mixing bowl; cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • To Make Crab Cakes: Place the crab meat in a large mixing bowl and carefully pick through for shells; set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, poblano, garlic, salt, chile powder, black pepper, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened but not brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the crab, the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, scallion, parsley, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs to the vegetable mixture. Using your hands, gently combine the ingredients.
  • Using a 1-cup measuring cup, form the mixture into cakes, packing gently; they should look like hockey pucks, about 2 inches thick with straight sides. Cover the cakes and chill for 20 to 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook the crab cakes, place the remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs in a pie tin. Dredge both sides of each cake in the crumbs, shaking off the excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, fry the crab cakes for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Do not overcrowd the pan-fry in batches if necessary, adding more oil if needed. Serve immediately, with Jalapeño Remoulade.