Crab is definitely a good seafood for people’s health which contains rich protein and micro-nutrients, it has a function of nourishing our bodies.

The blue crab in Maryland, United States is scientifically named Callinectes, but it is frequently called Swimming Crab. Its taste is sweet and tender. The most famous blue crab is Chesapeake Bay near Washington. When summer comes, all the streets are fill of aromas of steaming crabs. Besides steaming, stir-fried crab cakes or roasted crab cakes are all commonly seen with various sauces.

Maryland crab cakes would be the most characteristic seafood in East Coast of America. And it is very simple to make at home. Fresh crab meats would be best, if for convenience you can buy vacuum packaged crab meats.

Old bay seasoning is a season that produces in Maryland, the main elements are wasabi, red pepper, bay leaf, black pepper, cinnamon,lilac,nutmeg and ginger, which is the best companion for crab cakes.

as for sauce, oil and vinegar would be okay, what I use is Aioli.


Maryland crab cakes
Unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons
Chopped onions 2 tablespoons
Chopped red pepper 2 tablespoons
Garlic 1 clove
Crab meats 1 1/4
Aioli 1/4
Spicy soy sauce 1 teaspoon
Wasabi 1 teaspoon
Chopped parsley 1 teaspoon
Old bay seasoning 1 teaspoon
Salt 1teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Tempura flour 2 1/2
Egg 1
Oil pinch
Pepper pinch

1.Preheat oven to 350F
2.Stir -fry onions, chopped red pepper and garlic for approximately 5 minutes with medium fire until soft, let cool
3.Stir in Aioli, spicy soy sauce, wasabi, chopped parsley, seasons, salt and lemon juice, add a half cup of tempura flour and cooked vegetables. Gently whisk in crab meats and beaten eggs and then add remaining tempura flour
4.Divide crab paste into 12 round balls, sprinkle tempura flour on the crab balls
5.Heat oil with medium fire, stir-fry crab cakes until golden and brown, it needs approximately 5 minutes, and then put them into the ovenware and bake for 2 to 3 minutes
6.Dip sauce and ready to serve