Crab Cakes with Spring Greens, Egg and Avocado

After a weekend of indulgences, I thought a crisp salad would be perfect for lunch for me and the Hubs today.  I made up a quick vinaigrette of shallots and red wine vinegar and tossed it with Spring greens.  I had some Crab that I didn’t use for the Monopoly Party and tossed together a quick crab cake of shallots, egg, mayo spices and panko bread crumbs.  I flanked the salad with fresh sliced avocado and grape tomatoes.  It was quick delicious and light on the stomach.

Crab Cakes with Spring Greens, Egg and Avocado

Crab Cakes
12 oz Lump Crab Meat
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp light mayonnaise
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
Salt to taste
Spray Oil for frying


2 tbsp shallot, peeled and minced
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil

4 cups mixed Spring Greens
4 hard boiled eggs, halved
1 avocado, sliced
12 grape tomatoes, halved

1 In a medium bowl, add the crab, panko, egg, mayonnaise, dijon, Worcestershire, Old Bay and salt and mix lightly to combine.  Form 4 cakes and set aside.
2 Heat a medium saute pan to medium-high, spray with cooking spray and add the crab cakes.  Fry until golden brown on each side, about 10 minutes total.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
3 In a small canning jar add the shallot, sugar, mustard, salt, red wine vinegar and canola and shake well to combine.
4  In a large bowl add the lettuce and toss with the vinaigrette to coat.  Arrange lettuces on 2 large serving plates.  Place the hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and avocado around and top with the crab cakes.
  • Tates
    June 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Good informative blog on cakes. Thanks for sharing great information with us.

  • Aubs
    May 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

    MMM this looks SO good!

  • Shauna
    May 4, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Now this. THIS! Is the most perfect salad in all the land. I’ll be right over.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    May 4, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I love crab cakes and havent’ had them in forever! These look great 🙂

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    May 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    looks fabulous! Crab Cakes are my favorite!

  • Julie M.
    May 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Mmmm. This looks great! My husband grew up in Maryland so he’s a huge crab lover. He would be thrilled if I whipped a plate of this up!

  • kpaints
    May 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Yummmm….that looks so good….you’re killing me!

  • Marnely Rodriguez
    May 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love this combination 🙂 perfect after all your indulgence!

  • Kimmy Bingham
    May 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Oh yum. Now I’ll definitely be craving crab cakes. This looks like such a great fresh, spring meal. You deserve it after all that work with your monopoly party this weekend!

  • Cooking Rookie
    May 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    So colorful, fresh and pretty!