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Saturday, 02 February 2013 23:52

West Coast Crab Cakes

Written by  Chef Christopher Douglas
West Coast Crab Cakes West Coast Crab Cakes Photo: Chef Christopher Douglas


Serves: 4 people

With the SuperBowl just around the corner we thought it would be fun to show our congratulations to the Baltimore Raven's by serving Crabcakes at our party. While tradional Maryland Crabcakes are delicious this is our version. This recipe yields a bright, clean crabcake letting the crab shine.




  • 1 lb. crabmeat ( we used dungeness, being from northern California)
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1 small handful fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 small celery stalk, finely diced
  • 1 small handful celery leaf, finely chopped (this is a great way to use the tender leafs found on the inside of the stalk and add a fresh sweet and earthy element)
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, roasted and finely diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 TBS aioli (garlic mayonaise, but regular will work just fine as well)
  • 2 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 2 lemons, zest from both, juice from one
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • A few TBS of olive or grapeseed oil
  • Couple shots of Tabasco Sauce (optional)


In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.  I try not to over mix and break up the lump crabmeat too much. After all of the ingredients are mixed, add a little bit of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs). I add just enough to barely help the crab mixture hold it's shape. Now you're ready to portion it out. I like to use my hands and form a cake, then coat the outside in Panko. Coating the outside of the cakes will also help them retain their shape. Place the cakes in a pan with the hot oil and fry until golden brown. That's it, now you're to eat these bad-boy West Coast puppies.


GUEST: Chef Christopher Douglas HOSTS: Randol White and Patti Piburn

Additional Info

  • Global Identity: California Cuisine, North American
  • Meal Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Sides
  • Cooking Method: Fry
  • Featured on...: Sunday Funday
  • Protein Group: Seafood
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2013 22:55
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