Date: 5 Aug 1993 00:37:37 GMT
Dean Fearing's crabcakes. The recipe was published in New York Times PAN-FRIED CRAB CAKES WITH BELL PEPPER BUTTER SAUCE Crabcakes 1 extra large egg, beaten 1 T mayonnaise 1/4 t curry powder 3-4 drops hot pepper sauce 1 t Worcestershire sauce 1 T lemon juice 1/8 t ground cloves 1/8 t cayenne pepper 1/2 t paprika 1/4 t dry mustard salt & pepper 1 lb. fresh lump crabmeat 3-5 T bread crumbs 4-6 T corn or peanut oil 1. Combine egg, mayo, seasoning. 2. Add crabmeat and enough breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture (it is important not to add too much). Stir carefully to blend. Mixture should be firm to hold together. 3. Form 6 patties and place on wax-paper, uncovered, for 15 or 20 minutes to dry slightly. 4. Heat oil in large skillet and saute over medium heat until golden brown. Turn and brown on second side. Serve with sauce. Sauce: 1/4 red bell pepper 1/4 yellow bell pepper 1/2 jalapeno pepper 1 cup cold unsalted butter, diced 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms 2 shallots, chopped 1 sprig fresh thyme 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup heavy cream Fresh lemon juice salt & pepper 1. Place seeded, deveined pepper sections under the broiler until charred black. Discard skin. Dice pepper small and set aside. 2. Heat 1 T butter over medium heat. Saute mushrooms, shallots and thyme for about 2 mins. 3. Add wine, vinegar and stock, cook over high heat until liquids reduce by 1/2. ~10 mins. 4. Add cream, reduce again by 1/2. ~5 mins. 5. Over low heat, whisk in rest of butter, piece by piece, to make emulsion. 6. Strain & seasono sauce to taste with lemon juice, salt & pepper. Fold in diced pepper. Serve warm. Bon Appetit! --
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