• Crab Cakes with Warm Black Truffle Vinaigrette

    Ingredients

    Yields 6 portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Canola oil
      2 Tbsp.
    • Red bell pepper, small, seeded and finely chopped
      1
    • Celery ribs, finely chopped
      2
    • Roasted garlic, mashed
      2 Tbsp.
    • Green onion, chopped
      ¼ cup
    • Jumbo lump crabmeat, cleaned
      1 lb.
    • Fresh bread crumbs
      ¾ cup
    • Canola Mayonnaise
      2 Tbsp.
    • Dijon mustard
      1 Tbsp.
    • Eggs, beaten
      2
    • Parsley, chopped
      ¼ cup
    • Chives, chopped
      ¼ cup
    • Lemon, zest and juice of
      1
    • Cayenne
      1 pinch
    • Salt
      to taste
    • Pepper
      to taste
    • Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
      2 cups
    • Canola oil
      ¼ cup
    • Warm Black Truffle Vinaigrette

    Method

    1. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. of canola oil over high heat. Sauté pepper and celery until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic and green onions. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool.
    2. In a bowl, combine the sautéed vegetables, crab meat, fresh bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, and half the parsley and chives. Mix well and add the lemon zest, juice, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Form into cakes with your hands, each about 3 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick (you should have 12 to 14 cakes). Dip the top and bottom lightly into the panko. Refrigerate on a sheet pan lined with wax paper until ready to cook.
    3. In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the crab cakes and fry for 3 minutes on each side. Put 2 crab cakes each on 6 plates and drizzle With Warm Black Truffle Vinaigrette. Garnish with the remaining parsley and chives.