Quick and easy crab cakes made with greek yogurt and a lemon-dill sauce to complement them! The crab cakes alone are fabulous and the sauce with them will make you go WOW!
Crab cakes have always been a favorite of mine. I love them as an appetizer or main dish. They are simple, yet taste extraordinary. And that is what drives my cooking at home. Create simple, every day meals that are nutritious and taste amazing.
The Meaning of Food
Food is just food. Or is it? Food nourishes us. It keeps us going. The nutrients from food converted to energy enable us to run down the street or run a marathon. The food we choose to put into our bodies ultimately has a huge impact on our future food choices and lifestyle. The more we make healthy food choices right NOW, the easier it will be to make healthy food choices tomorrow. We are creatures of habit, and the sooner we start making smart food choices the easier it will be.
So… what comes to mind when you say or think of the word food? Do you think of that cupcake you ate last night and wish you hadn’t? Do you think of how it brings your whole family together at the end of the work day? Food means different things to different people. Food even means different things to the same person at different times of the day. Ask me at 8am and I will reply, “Food gets my body in gear for the day, and I am totally digging these chewy almond butter and oat bars lately!” Or ask me at 8pm on a day my husband is on call and I was too busy feeding the kids, cleaning up, and doing baths to eat supper yet and my reply will be, “I just need to eat whatever is in sight because I am starving!”
Healthy Food Can Be Amazing
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the phrase “If it’s healthy, then it probably doesn’t taste good.” There are a lot of negative connotations with what is believed to be “healthy food.” However, with the right combination of whole and fresh ingredients, healthy recipes can taste superb.
And today is when you should try these best crab cakes with lemon-dill sauce! Why?
Easy to Make
Healthy, but Shh don’t tell!
- 1 lb lump crabmeat
- 3 tablespoons diced sweet red pepper
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Italian style bread crumbs, divided
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- In a large bowl, add crabmeat, sweet red pepper, scallions, ¼ cup bread crumbs, greek yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, egg white, seasonings, and Sriracha sauce.
- Mix ingredients with washed hands or a wooden spoon.
- Depending on the desired size, form into 6-8 patties.
- Transfer patties to a plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- (While patties are in the fridge, prepare lemon-dill sauce.)
- In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat.
- In two separate batches cook patties for 3-4 minutes, flip, and cook another 2-3 minutes. Crab cakes should be golden brown.
- Garnish with fresh or dried dill (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk together until well incorporated.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve on top of crab cakes or on the side. Either way, your crab cakes will be lovely!
Recipe adapted from Deen Brothers Lighter Crab Cakes