Crab Cakes with Roasted Vegetables and Tangy Butter Sauce

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Panko gives these crab cakes an irresistibly crisp coating. Chilling the crab cake mixture helps them hold their shape as they cook.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 crab cakes, about 1 cup vegetables, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 443
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 16.7 g
Satfat 5.6 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 2.9 g
Protein 32.8 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 969 mg
Calcium 163 mg

Ingredients

Crab cakes:
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 pound lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
Vegetables:
21 baby carrots (about 12 ounces)
5 small red potatoes, quartered (about 8 ounces)
4 medium shallots, halved lengthwise
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 ounces haricots verts, trimmed
Sauce:
2/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

1. To prepare crab cakes, combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Gently fold in crabmeat. Gently stir in 3/4 cup panko. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

2. Divide crab mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each); shape each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place remaining 3/4 cup panko in a shallow dish. Working with 1 patty at a time, dredge in panko. Repeat procedure with the remaining patties and panko.

3. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat both sides of crab cakes with cooking spray. Add 4 crab cakes to pan; cook 7 minutes. Carefully turn cakes over; cook 7 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, cooking spray, and remaining 4 crab cakes.

4. Preheat oven to 450°.

5. To prepare vegetables, leave root and 1-inch stem on carrots; scrub with a brush. Combine carrots, potatoes, and shallots in a small roasting pan. Coat vegetables with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes, turning once. Coat haricots verts with cooking spray. Add haricots verts to vegetable mixture; toss. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

6. To prepare sauce, combine broth, shallots, and vinegar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 4 minutes); remove from heat. Stir in butter. Serve with crab cakes and vegetables.

Note:

David Bonom,

April 2008