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Serving size 4
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¾ cup mayonnaise1 tsp curry paste or powder2 Tbsp crème fraîche2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp snipped chives1 Tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley1 Tbsp minced tarragon1 Granny Smith apple, cut into thin matchsticks plus 1/2 cup finely diced Granny Smith apple salt freshly ground pepper1 lb lump crab, picked over1 cup panko, Japanese bread crumbs¼ cup canola oil1 Tbsp champagne vinegar1 cup cilantro leaves


1. In a bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon of the curry paste; chill.

2. In another bowl, combine the remaining mayonnaise with the crème fraîche, lemon juice, chives, parsley, tarragon and diced apple. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the crab, form into 4 patties and coat with the panko . Transfer the crab cakes to a lightly oiled baking sheet; chill.

3. Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8 inches from the heat. Drizzle the crab cakes with 2 tablespoons of the oil and broil for about 12 minutes, turning once, until golden and crisp. Transfer the crab cakes to plates.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil with the 1/2 teaspoon of curry paste and the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add the apple matchsticks and cilantro and toss. Serve the crab cakes with the curry mayonnaise and apple salad.

Tags: Appetizer, Lunch, Healthy, Shellfish, Seafood, Fruit, Spice, Apple, Crab, American, Broiling, Entertaining

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