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Dec 19, 2008 01:23 PM

Crab Cake Recipe with Scallops as Binder?

I have heard that there is a well-regarded crab cake recipe (by a famous chef?) which uses scallops (processed in the food processor) as the binder instead of bread. I eat very low carb and would love to make these for Christmas eve. Does anyone have a well-tested recipe for low carb crab cakes?
Thanks in advance!
Sophie in Northern CA

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  1. Did you find it?I am still looking but also saw it on a TV show a couple of years ago,let me know please!

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    1. re: boobomoo

      scallops and shrimp both make an excellent binder in crab, fish or shrimp cakes. Carbs aside the seafood puree works as a binder and adds more sea flavor the cakes.

    2. I do something like this -- I put half a pound of shrimp with some cream and scallions through a blender and use that as the binder. Needs only a tiny bit of bread crumbs around the outside to stay together.

      1. I haven't heard of the recipe, but you could probably use a scallop mousse recipe.

          I seem to recall he also suggested using chicken puree elsewhere
          you could also use shrimp

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          1. re: celeryroot

            Those look good - I eat low carb as well so this recipe will come in handy!

            1. re: biondanonima

              I eat low carb, too, and when I'm too lazy to make my own, I buy Phillips crab cakes; very little binder,