Pecan-Crusted Crab Cakes with Sweet Pepper Sauce
|Title:||Pecan-Crusted Crab Cakes With Sweet Pepper Sauce|
Source: TV Guide Celebrity Dish
Pecan Crusted Crab Cakes
1/3 cup pecan halves
1 slice firm textured white bread, torn
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk
4 ounces (1/4 pound) lump crab meat
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
Sweet Pepper Sauce
1 large red bell pepper (1/2 pound, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and cayenne, to taste
Place pecans and torn bread in a blender or small food processor. Pulse until pecans are finely chopped and bread is crumbly.
In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and egg yolk; blend well. Add crab and chives; stir gently to mix, breaking up large lumps. Stir in 6 tablespoons of pecan-bread crumbs.
Place remaining crumbs on a plate. Form crab mixture into 4 cakes, about 2 inches in diameter. Dredge crab cakes in crumbs, pressing gently to help mixture adhere.
In a medium skillet (preferably one that is nonstick), melt butter over a medium-low heat. Add crab cakes, cover pan and saute.