Sunday, July 27, 2008

i love crab cakes!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, crabbing is a favorite (and delicious) pasttime. Stacy's parents go out almost every weekend during crabbing season, and they are always willing to share their delectable catches. Recently Jessica's husband went out with them and helped bring in a great haul (see above).

So what do you do with all that crab meat? Sure, you can never get tired of sweet, succulent, crab legs, but there are so many other ways to enjoy a crab. This great cookbook, I Love Crabcakes! by Tom Douglas, features 50 recipes for amazing crab cakes, whether you hail from the North, South, East, or West. We cooked up a few batches, but unfortunately, they were all eaten before we could get them on camera! Our favorites were Steven's Perfect Dungeness Crabcake with Tomato Avocado Salsa and Coconut Crusted Crab Cakes. Yum! If you want to try them, you'll just have to get your hands on a copy of this book and make a few yourself.

And by the way, you don't have to live on the coast to enjoy homemade crab cakes. Costco sells canned crab meat that is perfect for all of these recipes. And it's much easier to extract it from a can than from the actual shellfish! So you have no excuse. Get cookin'!

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