Let’s all agree on one summer essential: crab cakes. The meatier, the better! Back by popular demand are some of our favorite crab cake recipes from Houston, Austin and San Antonio, as well as new discoveries to share like this Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Jalapeño Aioli [above] from Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin.
Other scrumptious offerings from our state capital include Parkside’s zesty, bite-size Crab Fritters, and Monger’s Market Crab Cake “Sammy” shown here…a crab cake sandwich complete with fried green tomatoes and an awesome apple-jalapeño coleslaw:
Take note of this Central Austin appetizer, compliments of 34th Street Café. Introducing their Lump Crab Cakes with Avocado Dressing – a light summer specialty!
Roost in H-town does an unexpected twist on the classic. These Thai Curry Crab Cakes are part of a rustic and diverse menu that’s revised every three weeks! They’re inspired by farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients and flavors of the world, including the American south, Asia and from the Middle East:
If you haven’t been to Masraff’s, you’re missing out! A fabulous family, some of the best wine pairing dinners in Houston…the list goes on. While there, make sure you try their Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. These are my all time favorite – there’s hardly any filler at all! It’s all about the crab meat…no doubt you seen this delicious crab cakes featured on TV a few times.
There’s a delicious Gulf Crab Cake with Romesco Sauce and Spinach [not pictured] on Olivette’s lunch and dinner menu at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. From Executive Chef Neil Cox, these roasted crab cakes come plated with wilted spinach, almonds, micro basil and Romesco sauce (red pepper-based).
Morton’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are incredible! The jumbo lumps of crab are delicious, and there’s almost no filler. This is a wonderful dish – easy to make too! It pairs great with Illumination Sauvignon Blanc made by Quintessa:
Paesanos 1604 in San Antonio has some Gluten-Free Crab Cakes that are very light and tasty. They are steamed, not fried. But, they have all the flavor you want in a crab cake…the crab is seasoned perfectly! You can buy Clark’s Seasonings at Paesanos 1604 or online…
Shrimp and Crab Corn Cakes with Two Sauces [below] is one of the recipes that made the late Don Strange a legend in Texas catering. This southwestern twist on the traditional crab cake is delish!
If you crave crab cakes and want to enjoy them whenever the urge strikes, this Blue Star jumbo lump crab meat is fantastic. I’ve seen it at Cosco a few times–it may be available elsewhere. You can also order online. I pulled this package right out of my refrigerator. 🙂