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Crab Cake Recipe with Scallops as Binder?

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sophiejj Dec 19, 2008 01:23 PM

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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    boobomoo RE: sophiejj Oct 9, 2010 09:34 AM

    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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      scubadoo97 RE: boobomoo Oct 10, 2010 05:08 PM

      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. Adrienne RE: sophiejj Oct 9, 2010 09:42 AM

      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.

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        jindomommy RE: sophiejj Oct 9, 2010 09:55 AM

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

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          celeryroot RE: sophiejj Oct 9, 2010 10:28 AM

          http://www.angelasfoodlove.com/2008/0...
          I seem to recall he also suggested using chicken puree elsewhere
          you could also use shrimp

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            biondanonima RE: celeryroot Oct 9, 2010 05:42 PM

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

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              mcf RE: biondanonima Oct 10, 2010 11:31 AM

              I eat low carb, too, and when I'm too lazy to make my own, I buy Phillips crab cakes; very little binder, http://www.phillipsfoods.com/retail-p...

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            jaypaze RE: sophiejj May 17, 2011 08:25 PM

            Try these:
            http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/ultim...

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              NanH RE: sophiejj May 18, 2011 05:17 AM

              This is not a crabcake recipe but was yummy and would probably work with crab instead of shrimp. The mixture is pretty wet but pretend it's not and it comes out great. Ahh, I think it might be tricky to no use the crumbs and keep it low carb. I used panko.

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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                jaypaze RE: NanH May 18, 2011 05:41 AM

                Why do you say that this isn't a crabcake recipe? This is exactly what the poster asked for...

                 
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                  NanH RE: jaypaze May 18, 2011 05:53 AM

                  Oops! I wasn't responding to you, I was sharing a recipe but forgot the link!

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                    jaypaze RE: jaypaze May 18, 2011 09:56 AM

                    No worries! :-)

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                  rjbh20 RE: sophiejj May 18, 2011 06:36 AM

                  Sounds like you're thinking of the late Pierre Franey, who published a seafood cookbook (Bryan Miller co author) with a crabcake recipe using essentially a shrimp mousse as the binder. I've made it for years; its simple and fabulous.

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