Hello, health enthusiasts! Today on FattoSkinny.com, we’re diving into the world of seafood with an elegant yet simple dish that is sure to impress: Lump Crab Cakes with a Sherry Pesto.
For those who enjoy a hint of the ocean on their plate, this recipe delivers beautifully, offering tender lump crab meat, lightly seasoned, and partnered with a velvety sherry pesto. The best part? It’s low-carb and delicious!
- 1 cup lump crab meat
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Olive oil for frying
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon pesto
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 tablespoon extra dry sherry
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, egg, orange zest, and cayenne pepper until well combined. Adjust the cayenne to your liking for the desired heat level.
- Fold in the lump crab meat gently to avoid breaking up the pieces too much. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together dry sherry, pesto, and sour cream. This will create a tantalizing sauce that perfectly complements the crab cakes.
- Heat a cast-iron skillet with enough oil to coat the pan. Start at high heat and just before the oil starts smoking, reduce heat to medium.
- Spoon out the crab cake mixture into three evenly spaced cakes in the skillet. Use your spatula to maintain a round shape. Once the cakes firm up and turn golden brown, flip them carefully.
- Plate your crab cakes with a generous spoonful of the Pesto Sherry Cream Sauce.
Your Lump Crab Cakes with a Sherry Pesto are now ready to serve. This dish offers a delectable blend of flavors, and it’s a great way to bring a touch of fine dining to your table without the carb overload.
TIP: Want to turn this main dish into a crowd-pleasing appetizer? Try using a mini muffin pan instead of a skillet. Spray the pan liberally with non-stick cooking spray, spoon the crab mixture into each hole, and top with a sprinkle of hard Italian cheese for an extra flavor kick. Bake at 400 degrees for twenty minutes, pop out of the muffin holes, arrange in a decorative bowl, and serve with the Pesto Sherry Cream Sauce.
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