Basic Crab Cakes with Steamed Asparagus

Basic Crab Cakes with Steamed Asparagus
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Basic Crab Cakes with Steamed Asparagus

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Most crab cakes rely on bread crumbs as a binder, which is a bummer for grain-free folks. Fortunately, the sheet pan answers the problem beautifully and allows the cakes to hold together without bread. When they are baked, you get a moist, firm cake that’s gently browned. 

Excerpted from Sheet Pan Paleo (Ulysses Press, 2016) by Pamela Ellgen.

2
Servings
107
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  Mayonnaise, preferably Paleo-friendly mayo
  • egg white, beaten
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • scallion, minced
  • 1  Teaspoon  gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, such as Lea & Perrins
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1  Pound  lump crabmeat
  • bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, egg white, garlic, scallion, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay Seasoning. Fold in the crabmeat gently until all of the ingredients are thoroughly integrated without breaking up the pieces of crab. Season with salt.

Form the mixture into six 1-inch-thick cakes and place on the sheet pan.

Place the asparagus on a sheet of parchment and season with the olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper, and then fold the parchment into a package to allow the asparagus a moist environment in which to cook. Place it on the sheet pan.

Bake the crab cakes and asparagus for 15 minutes. Flip the cakes and cook for another 10 minutes until browned and set.

Squeeze the lemon juice over the crab cakes and asparagus.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
391mg
26%
Water
45g
2%

Crab Cake Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Crab Cake Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.