Every now and then we must indulge and eat some of our favorite dishes without any guilt. One thing that I never make but purchase at Wegman’s, my favorite grocery store, are crab cakes. Do this makes me feel guilty? No. They make the best crab cakes ever.
I love to prepare my meals at home, since that gives me control of the ingredients I want to use or not to use. By now you may know that I only cook with extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, good meats, poultry and seafood and some of the seasonings that I use, I developed. Not only everything tastes fresh but delicious and healthier.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $24.90 or $12.45 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy __X__ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the Cauliflower Rice ($3.60)
½ pack of ground Cauliflower for the Rice ($2.55)
3 large Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced (.60)
1 tbsp. Angie’s Basting oil (See my Link below - .40)
Lemon Pepper (.35)
Ingredients for the Mango Salsa ($3.10)
1 mango (.75)
1 stalk of chopped celery, top included (.10)
¼ chopped red onion (.25)
½ cup of chopped Italian parsley (.15)
4 diced baby cucumbers ($1.00)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (.35)
½ tsp. lemon pepper (.10)
1 ½ tbsp. olive oil (.40)
Ingredients for the crab cakes ($18.20)
2 crab cakes ($18.00)
½ tbsp. Angie’s Basting oil (See my Link below – (.20)
Directions for the Cauliflower Rice
Clean and slice the mushroom. Heat 1 tbsp. basting oil in a skillet on medium-high and sauté the mushrooms until golden brown.
Add the cauliflower rice, bring the heat down to medium and keep stirring until it turns golden and the grain is soft but not mushy. (about 6-7 minutes.) (Add more basting oil if needed.) Add lemon Pepper to taste. Remove from stove and set aside.
Directions for the Mango Salsa
Rinse and rub the mango, pat dry, peel and dice in ½ to 1-inch size.
Chop the onion, cucumber, celery, parsley and add to a non-reactive bowl.
Add the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper and stir. Refrigerate until serving.
Directions for the Crab Cakes
Just add to a skillet on medium-high 1 tsp. of basting oil. When hot, add the crab cakes and cook on each side until golden brown.
Garnish with basil leaves and chopped green onions.
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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