Culinary Collection

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes and Lemon Crema

with Parmesan-parsley potatoes and broccoli

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish, Soy

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For crab's debut on our menu, we decided to hue close to tradition. This means we're bringing you crab cakes from the land of crab cakes itself: the Chesapeake Bay area of the Mid-Atlantic, famous for its bounties of seafood. Delicious and delectable crab cakes, soft and delicate, are adorned by a tart lemon crema and served with tender broccoli and cheesy potatoes. Crab is here, and may it bring many delicious crab cakes to come!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Crabmeat
  • 8 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • Info
    3 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp. Chesapeake Seasoning
  • ¼ oz. Parsley
  • Info
    4 Saltine Crackers
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1½ tsp. Garlic Pepper
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 12 oz. Red Potatoes

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    519
  • Carbohydrates
    51g
  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    34g
  • Sodium
    1695mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Bake the Potatoes

    Slice potatoes into thin rounds. Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil and garlic pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into potatoes. Spread into a single layer and top with Parmesan. Bake in hot oven until tender, 16-18 minutes. Top baked potato rounds with half the parsley (prepared in a later step; reserve remaining for crema). While potatoes bake, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Lemon Crema

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Stem and mince parsley. Coarsely crush crackers. Zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. In a mixing bowl, combine half the sour cream (reserve remaining for crab cakes), 2 tsp. water, 1½ tsp. lemon juice, remaining parsley, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside. Using lid, press excess liquid out of crab.

  3. 3

    Cook the Crab Cakes

    Place crab in another mixing bowl and shred into small pieces. Add crackers, Chesapeake seasoning, and remaining sour cream and thoroughly combine. Set aside, 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir crab cake mixture until it becomes slightly sticky. Form into four equally-sized cakes, about 3" in diameter. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add crab cakes to hot pan and cook until heated through, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer crab cakes to a plate and tent with foil. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Cook the Broccoli

    Return pan used to cook crab cakes to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add broccoli, 2 Tbsp. water, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Cover, and cook until water is almost completely evaporated, 5-6 minutes. Uncover, and stir occasionally until tender, 2-3 minutes. If broccoli needs more time, add 1 Tbsp. water and stir occasionally, 1-3 minutes. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping crab cakes with lemon crema. Squeeze lemon wedges over meal to taste. Bon appétit!

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