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Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Succulent, golden crab cakes pair wonderfully with this recipe’s tomato-based sauce, which features chilies, garlic, and lime.

Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Crab Cakes

Ingredients

  • bread slices, cubed
  • 140 g (1 medium) red bell pepper, seeded, quartered
  • 2 green onions, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 400 g (2⅔ cup) white crab meat, divided use
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) vegan mayonnaise, or mayonnaise
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. To make the crab cakes, place bread pieces into the Vitamix machine and secure lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to Variable 5, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  3. Blend for 5 to 10 seconds or until it has formed breadcrumbs. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place the red pepper, scallions, cilantro, 1 cup (140 g) crabmeat, mayonnaise, egg white, lime zest and juice, cayenne pepper, hot sauce salt and pepper into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  5. Select Variable 5. Pulse 5 - 10 time, until the mixture forms a coarse paste, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades Do not over process.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and mix in remaining crabmeat. Stir gently to combine. Add enough of the breadcrumbs to form a stiff mixture. Put the remaining breadcrumbs on a plate.
  7. Shape the crab mixture into 8 patties of equal size. Coat in the breadcrumbs, pressing the crumbs onto each side.
  8. Transfer to a baking sheet, cover with cling film and chill at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours.

Sauce

Ingredients

  • 200 g (2 medium) Roma tomato
  • 60 gal (½ cup) dates, pitted
  • 2 Thai red chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai fish sauce

Directions

  1. Place all sauce ingredients into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 1 minute.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium–high heat, add half of the crab cakes and fry for 2 minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining cakes. Serve warm with the dipping sauce.

Tasteful Pairings

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