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May 25, 2005 07:05 AM

A sauce for crabcakes?

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I would like to make some crabcakes this weekend. I remember having them awhile back somewhere and there was a sauce served on the side of the plate but I don't remember what kind of sauce it was. Some kind of aioli(sp?). Does anyone have a recipe for a sauce? Thanks,Richie

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  1. This is the classic, I make it often:


    Source of Recipe
    Tyler Florence on Food Network

    2 c. mayonnaise
    2 T. minced cornichons or sour gherkins
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 T. chopped parsley
    1 T. chopped tarragon
    1 t. Dijon mustard
    1 anchovy, minced (I just used a little anchovy paste)
    Dash red pepper sauce

    Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate before serving.

    1. This is as simple as you can get but fabulous on crab cakes. buy a decent real mayonnaise. take three table spoons per person. add one tea spoon of tomato catsup. add Tabasco to make it spicy. add garlic and lemon to taste and that's all. it sounds like a Kraft recipe but it is quiet good. eurojac from The Hague

      1. When I make crabcakes I just make a simple homemade mayonnaise with lemon juice, garlic and basil. Easy and delicious!

        1. Mix 1/2 c. fat free sour cream with 1/2 an avacado and chipotle in adobo to taste, blend together and refrigerate.

          I also add some cumin and thinly sliced chiles to the crab meat mixture.

          1. For crab/salmon cakes I make a cucumber sauce. Drain a container of plain whole milk yogurt overnight in the frige in cheesecloth/double coffee filters over a bowl. Then scrape the seeds out of a cuke and process with the yogurt, garlic, dill, cilantro, s & p., bay seasoning. The addtion possibilites are endless and to your liking.