Breadless Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

By Chef Michael

December 14, 2018

Prep Time

30 mins

Grill Time

10 mins

Total Time

40 mins

These breadless crab cakes are inspired by seafood mousse recipes made famous by the French. The scallops and shrimp act as the binder for the crab meat. This recipe is carbohydrate free.



For The Crab Cakes

2 pounds of dry pack sea scallops

1/2 pound peeled and de-veined shrimp (any size will do)

1 pound jumbo lump crab meat

2 whole eggs

1 red bell pepper, most of the flesh removed from the skin, small dice

1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced on the bias

salt and freshly ground black pepper

For The Remoulade Sauce

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1/3 cup creole mustard

3 teaspoons of creole seasoning

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon dill pickle juice

2 teaspoons hot sauce

1 large clove of garlic, finely minced

1 tablespoon lemon juice


Step 1

Rough chop the scallops and shrimp and place into the large bowl of a food processor.

Step 2

Add the eggs a pinch of salt and about 8-10 grinds of black pepper.

Step 3

On low speed process the mixture until a fine paste has been achieved.

Step 4

Remove the mixture from the food processor bowl to a mixing bowl.

Step 5

Fold in the lumb crab meat and peppers and green onions.

Step 6

Place in refrigerator until ready to cook.

Remoulade Instruction

Step 7

Place all of the ingredients into a clean food processor bowl and process on medium speed for about 1 minute or until thoroughly combined.

Step 8

Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add some more hot sauce if you would like a little extra zing.

Step 9

Remove from food processor to a serving bowl.

Crab Cake Griddling Instruction

Step 10

Preheat heat grill to medium heat or about 400f at the Grate Griddle surface. Lightly coat or spray the Grate Griddle with vegetable oil.

Step 11

working in batches, spoon over sized tablespoon portions of the crab cake mixture onto the hot griddle.

Step 12

Allow to cook for about 4 minutes or until crab cake begins to brown.

Step 13

Once crab cakes have browned flip them over and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the crab cakes have firmed up nicely.

Step 14

Remove to a serving platter and serve with the remoulade sauce for dipping.

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