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Apr 3, 2013 11:18 AM


I live on Virginia's east coast and love crab cakes.Today I had a friend tell me you can make them using rockfish and they taste just like real crab .But she didn't have the recipe.I would love to at least try this since crabs are very scarce right now.I have recipes for fish cakes and crab cakes but haven't heard of this one before today.Have any of you and do you have the recipe? Would appreciate if you would share it if anyone has it.

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  1. There is a product on the market called surimi in Japanese. It is the item in the supermarket that is in the cooler packed in plastic and it resembles crab or lobster. It is usually made with pollock and is a lot less expense than real crab. Read the ingredient list.

    I used have used for several years in a soup along with ramen noodles (I toss out the flavor packet that comes with ramen noodles). I've also made a seafood salad spread for sandwiches with it.

    You may learn to like surimi if you experiment with it. The internet abounds with crab cake recipes.

    1. Stick with the real deal, no rubbery substitutes.

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      1. re: cstr

        I'll agree with you on that.No subs for fresh seafood.But would like to try using fresh rockfish just to know how it taste in place of crab.It is delicious fried,on the grill and baked.

      2. Rock Fish will not taste like Crab.
        If you want to substitute Rock Fish for Crab,just lightly poach it and flake. Then use it with your favorite Crab Cake Recipe.
        Here is my Family's
        1 lb. back-fin lump Crab
        2 eggs
        1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
        .25 tsp. Hot Pepper Sauce
        3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
        2 slices firm white Bread crumbed
        2 Tablespoons fresh chopped Parsley
        Salt and Pepper
        Beat egg, Mix in Mayo,Parsley and Seasonings.
        Gently fold in Crab and Bread Crumbs.
        Lightly form into Cakes and Broil or Saute with out disturbing till one side is set. Then turn to cook other side.

        1. I would use a combo of lobster and scallops.