Food Week: Day One

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Good Morning!

I made the first meal last night, and actually used 2 new recipes for the meal. It was a light supper, but yummy and different. We had crab cakes, grilled pineapple, and steamed broccoli for supper. Yum! Not exactly a fall meal, but that's ok. It was delicious, and we all enjoyed it.

Crab Cakes
(adapted from this recipe)

1 can (250 ml) crab meat, drained
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp liquid honey
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 egg
2 Tbsp olive oil

Combine all ingredients except oil in a bowl and mix well. Form into 4 patties. Heat oil in a frying pan and cook crab cakes for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Flip halfway. Be careful when flipping because they fall apart easily.

Grilled Pineapple
(adapted from this recipe)

1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup lime juice (bottled or fresh)
Dash of salt
1 pineapple, cored and cut into eight pieces

In a saucepan on the stove, combine first 4 ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil, then reduce to medium and stir constantly. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and refrigerate, covered, until you're ready to use it. Preheat your grill (in our case, the bbq) on a medium-high setting. Brush pineapple chunks with syrup and place on grill. Cook for about 4 minutes per side, brushing with syrup when you flip them. Serve hot.

And I'm sure we all know how to steam broccoli! I hope you guys enjoy this one. I was really impressed with how the crab cakes turned out. They were yummy and filling. I also mixed up a little dipping sauce for the crab cakes. I didn't measure anything, but if I had to guess at it, this is what I used: 1 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp bbq sauce, 2 drops hot sauce, 1/4 tsp lime juice, 1 tsp chili powder. The original recipe suggests wasabi mayo.


2 wonderful comments:

Lisa Fergus said...

Wow! this sounds delish! I've never made crab cakes before, but I really want to try! Thanks for sharing!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Thanks! The crab cakes were way simpler than I thought, but very delicious. :)