Asian Style Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

You can make this as an appetizer or as a meal. The recipe will makes about 8 medium sized patties for a meal or 16 mini patties for an appetizer.  A different kind of cracker is being used to make this gluten-free and is made of rice and almonds that adds a nice nutty flavor. The soy sauce used in this recipe is also gluten free, make sure to double check the label for any concerns on gluten.

Ingredients

Crab Cakes
1 – 8 oz. container of jumbo lump crabmeat, drained and check for shells
2 tablespoons of gluten free soy sauce
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons of Wasabi Mayonnaise or use a jarred version
1/2 cup of “Nutthins” brand rice almond crackers, made into crumbs
Non stick cooking spray
Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup Wasabi Mayonnaise or use a jarred version
1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
Garnish
Wasabi sesame seeds

Technique

Make Wasabi Mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready to use or use a jarred version. Rinse, drain and check lump crab meat for shells. In medium size bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil and wasabi mayonnaise. Whisk together. Add lump crab meat into bowl and gently mix until evenly coated . In a blender or food processor, blend “Nutthins” crackers to a fine crumb consistency. Add the “Nutthins” crumbs to crab meat mixture. Mix together until well combined. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. With your hands make little patties/ cakes or larger patties/cakes with mixture and place onto cookie sheet. Spray each crab cake with non-stick spray. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Time will vary depending on the size of the crab cake. While crab cakes are baking, in a small bowl combine wasabi mayonnaise and toasted sesame oil. Transfer to a small decorative dish for serving, or place a dollop on each plate and top with a crab cake, as shown in picture above. Garnish with wasabi sesame seeds.

Chatty Advice

When making any of our gluten-free recipes take care in reading the labels of any packaged or canned products. If there is a label on anything you are using, read it or ask to make sure that it is indeed gluten-free. Many products vary in ingredients from brand to brand. Some examples of this can be found when looking at the labels of soy sauce, mustard, distilled vinegar, and even chicken broth.

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