Culinary Collection

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes and Lemon Crema

with Parmesan parsley potatoes and broccoli

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    559
  • Carbohydrates
    51g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Protein
    34g
  • Sodium
    1695mg

Recipe Steps

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

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Slice potatoes into thin rounds. Stem and mince parsley. Coarsely crush crackers. Zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. Using lid, press excess liquid out of crab.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Cottage Fries

    Add potatoes and 2 tsp olive oil and garlic pepper to bowl and gently combine. Transfer potatoes to one side of prepared baking sheet and top with Parmesan. bake for 16-18 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and top with half of chopped parsley.

  3. 3

    Form the Crab Cakes

    Place crab in another mixing bowl and shred into small pieces. Add crackers, seasoning blend, half of sour cream, and thoroughly combine. Set aside, 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir crab-cracker mixture until it becomes slightly sticky. Form into four equally-sized fish cakes, about 3" in diameter.

  4. 4

    Cook the Broccoli

    Place medium non stick pan over 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 minutes. Uncover, and stir occasionally until tender, 2-3 minutes. If broccoli need more time, add 1 Tbsp. water and stir occasionally, 1-3 minutes. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Make Lemon Crema and Finish the Dish

    In a small bowl combine remaining sour cream, 2 tsp water, 1 ½ tsp lemon juice, lemon zest, a pinch of salt and pepper and remaining parsley, mix well. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping fish cakes with lemon crema and serve with a lemon wedge. Bon appétit!

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