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Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa

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Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 19
  • Servings 16
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Ingredients

Cilantro Salsa

  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Crab Cakes

  • 1 package (14 to 16 ounces) frozen cooked crabmeat, thawed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ bread crumbs
  • Cilantro sprigs, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    Make Cilantro Salsa. In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    Mix remaining ingredients except oil, 1/2 cup bread crumbs and cilantro. Shape crabmeat mixture into 16 cakes, about 2 inches in diameter.
  • 3
    Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Coat crab cakes with 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Fry in oil 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4
    Serve with Cilantro Salsa.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Make the salsa up to 24 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. The crab cakes can also be made up to 8 hours ahead. Just before serving, dip crab cakes in bread crumbs and fry as directed. Or fry the crab cakes up to 4 hours ahead and reheat in 350° oven.
  • tip 2
    Three cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, can be used in place of fresh crabmeat.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
35mg
Sodium
360mg
Total Carbohydrate
17g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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