Clay Douglass recommends crab cakes for an easy and quick meal.
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter, 1 green onion, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper, 1 garlic clove, minced, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley, Cayenne pepper, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 1 pound white or claw crabmeat, picked free of any bits of shell, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
Instructions: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic for approximately 3 minutes. Add the cream, mustard, 1 egg, parsley, cayenne pepper and 1/2 cup bread crumbs, and mix well. Fold in the crab meat into 8 patties. In a bowl, combine the remaining bread crumbs with the Parmesan and pat this topping onto both sides of the patties. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. In a skillet, combine the oil and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook each side for approximately 3 minutes.
Clay Douglass ‘ Score: 4/5