Crabmeat Patties with Vodka-lime Sauce
Light and airy, these patties are accompanied with a fantastic contrast sauce made with vodka, limes and yogurt. If seafood allergies are an issue, try this with ground turkey. It's delicious either way.
|1⁄2||lb||fresh lump crabmeat|
|1||medium shallot (finely chopped)|
|1⁄2||red pepper (finely chopped)|
|2||small stalks of celery from its core with greens (finely chopped)|
|3||clove||garlic (finely chopped or pressed)|
|1||tsp||sea salt (or to taste)|
|1||q||Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt (to yield 1 cup yogurt cheese*)|
|1||c||seasoned Italian bread crumbs|
|Dash of cayenne pepper|
|1⁄2||c||Panko (japanese bread crumbs)|
|2||tbsp||fresh cilantro chopped|
|1⁄4||c||grape seed oil|
*For Yogurt Cheese: Using a yogurt cheese maker or layered cheese cloth, strain the whey from 1 quart of yogurt overnight in the refrigerator. This should yield 1 cup of yogurt cheese.
Make sure crabmeat is completely drained of all its liquid and pat dry with a paper towel if needed then place crabmeat in a bowl. In a skillet over medium heat pour canola oil and sauté the shallots, red pepper and celery until they start to caramelize. Stir in garlic and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes or until garlic starts to brown.
Mix 1/2 cup of bread crumbs in with the crabmeat, then add the sauté vegetables, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, tabasco sauce, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 cup yogurt, mustard. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 cup corn flakes crumbs, 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro and a dash of cayenne pepper. Separate the crabmeat mixture into 4 patties. Start forming each patty with you hands and coat with the dry ingredients. Patties should be loose, airy and flaky. In a skillet over medium heat pour grape seed oil and wait a few second. Fry the patties (turning carefully with a wide spatula) until each side is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix in 1/2 cup yogurt cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste), 1 to 3 tablespoons of vodka and 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, zest of one lime, using the same lime, peel and segment and then cut into small pieces. Serve on a bed of lettuce topped with yogurt sauce and a sprig of fresh cilantro.
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|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
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