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Super Bowl Party Food Countdown: Seattle Seahawk Crab Cakes

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There are a few people who actually watch the football game on Super Sunday. For the majority of people, however, it is a time to totally pig-out, swill some suds and the one day a year where commercials are actually worth watching.

If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Seattle, then you are well aware of the fact they are known for their fresh seafood. This should surprise no one since they are hugged on the coast by the Pacific Ocean and have numerous bodies of water running all through the state.

For those who want to celebrate the Seahawks this Super Sunday (or simply want to nosh on some incredible food), you can't go wrong with these simple-to-make crab cakes. If you really want to do it Seattle style, you will need Dungeness crab. If you can't get Dungeness crab where you are located, you can substitute other species.

Due to the fact these are among the most delicate crab cakes, you want to be extremeley careful when turning them over or they may break apart. Because of their delicate nature, these crab cakes will literally almost melt in your mouth. Every bite will create a taste explosion and when dipped into the fabulous sauce, you will have achieved crab cake nirvana!

Ingredients needed to make Seattle Seahawk Crab Cakes (makes 4 large crab cakes):

  • 1 Dungeness crab
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. horseradish
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbs. minced parsley
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups fresh sourdough breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil.

Steps:

  1. Separate the claws from the body of the crab. Remove the meat from the claws. Disassemble the body and remove the meat.
  2. Into a medium bowl combine all the ingredients, except the crab and olive oil, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the crab meat and gently combine.
  4. Divide the mixture into four equal portions. Form each portion into a cakes (make a ball and then flatten with the palm of your hands).
  5. Set the crab cakes aside 15 minutes to dry (this will help keep them together while they are sauteing).
  6. In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  7. Carefully add the crab cakes (they will be more delicate than usual crab cakes due to the amount of crab in them). Reduce the heat to a few notches below medium and saute 7 minutes.
  8. Carefully turn the crab cakes over and saute 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the crab cakes to a serving plate and set aside until the sauce is made.

Seattle Seahawk Crab Cake Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until creamy and smooth.

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