Crabcakes with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise

by Shirley@Køkken on January 1, 2011 · 32 comments

in Seafood, Snack

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During the 2 weeks that I was ‘trapped’ in New Jersey, I had the worst meals of the trip at the company cafeteria. However, one of the highlights of the trip also happened amidst the meetings and debates… For team building exercise, the whole group of us went to Viking Cooking School for a cooking-bonding session. Although I have done similar sessions in Asia, I was still brimming with excitement as we walked into the Viking Range Showroom. I was especially mesmerised by their range of sturdy, rugged-looking stoves and ranges. When I eventually got to cook over these heavy-duty ranges, I was really impressed by the intensity of the heat from the open flame burner. These would be perfect for Chinese cooking where cooking in a  wok over high heat imparts a unique essence to the food known as ‘wok hei’ ( translated literally to read wok’s energy).

Anyway, I digressed… we were split into groups of 3 and given a recipe pack to prepare 6 dishes for our dinner. We had picked an advanced recipe pack which featured Fish and Shellfish Cookery. The Vikings team literally spoon fed us throughout the whole session, demonstrating every step and ensuring that we followed instructions. As a result of which, it was not as challenging for me and I got a little restless during the session. However, the recipes yielded some delicious preparations which I couldn’t wait to replicate.

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The dish that I enjoyed most are these crabcakes with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise. Meaty and tasty, these were perfect for yesterday’s New Year’s Eve party. To all who continues to drop by my humble blog, I wish to usher in the new year with you with this delicious crabcake and may today be a great start to an amazing 2011 with good food in abundance!

Crabcakes with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise

  • Crabcake
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tsp finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 green onions, green tops only, finely minced
  • 1 tsp seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 400g crab meat (jumbo lump)
  • Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise
  • 1 large pasteurized egg yolk.
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard.
  • 1 tsp finely minced lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • ⅛ tsp fine salt
  • ⅛ tsp freshly ground white pepper.

  1. Crabcake
  2. Preheat oven to 200C. Position rack in the center of the oven.
  3. Combine mayoonaise, parsely, green onions, seafood seasoning, egg white and breadcrumbs together ina mixing bowl.
  4. Gently fold in crabmeat, coating it thoroughly. Chill in refrigerator for at least 15 mins.
  5. Place a medium, non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Add 2 tbsp canola oil and heat through. Lightly oil the insides of a round food ring/cutter. Place food ring on pan and spoon one fourth of the crabmeat mxiture into the ring. Press gently to pack tightly. Carefully lift the round ring straight up. Repeat with the remaining crab meat.
  6. Cook crabcakes until the bottoms are golden brown, about 3 mins. Carefully turn each crabcake over. Cook for 1 min, then transfer pan to oven and cook for additional 5 mins.
  7. Transfer crabcakes to warmed plates. Garnish wtih lemon wedges and serve with lemon dill mayonnaise.
  8. Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
  9. Briskly whisk together beaten egg yolk, mustard, lemon zest and lemon juice until it is pale yellow in colour, about 1 min.
  10. Pour oil (drop by drop at the beginning) very slowly while whisking constantly and vigorously. After the first few drops of oil has been absorbed pour the rest of the oil in a slow steady stream into the mixture while whisking energetically.
  11. Keep whisking until mayonnaise becomes smooth.



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1 Maria @ Scandi Foodie January 1, 2011

They look delicious Shirley! Happy New Year and all the best for 2011! Hope to see you in January!


2 Wen January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! The crabcake looks great!


3 La Table De Nana January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! The do look so meaty and delicious!
And the home made mayo sounds like the perfect add on..
It sounds like you had fun Shirley..I know a lot of work too..but some fun:)

All the very best~


4 grub January 1, 2011

what a great team building excercise, i wish we had more of that during school 😛

i also wish you a happy new year! may 2011 be prosperous for you and your family 😀


5 Cooking Gallery January 1, 2011

This sounds like a very heavenly snack…! Crabs with mayo, yum!!


6 Min January 2, 2011

Oh, crab meat is one of my favourites. Looks yummy especially to be served together with home made mayo. Happy New Year to you ya!


7 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 2, 2011

That looks really good and isn't it nice to have a team bonding cooking session. Did the bonding part work? :) Happy New Year Shirley!


8 tigerfish January 2, 2011

Crab cakes! I wish to make them soon! And what a great way to enjoy Team-Building :)


9 Swee San January 2, 2011

Happy New year Shirley :)


10 Trissa January 2, 2011

Shirley, how lucky you are to have attended a cooking lesson in the US! I had better now show this post to Dan as he has been insisting that I make crab cakes – they are his favourite… but am just to lazy to remove the meat from the crabs and canned meat is expensive in Sydney! Maybe I can substitute with prawns? Thoughts?

Happy New Year!


11 Shirley @ Kokken69 January 2, 2011

Hi Trissa, I think substituting with prawns will yield a different texture- more crunchy. Canned crab meat(good quality ones) are expensive here too… I got a few cans in the US :) – will pass a can to you when I get to Sydney next week!


12 Mei Teng January 2, 2011

Lovely crabcakes. Happy New Year! :)


13 Zurin January 2, 2011

Happy new year Shirley! I have yet to ever try crab cakes but I can imagine how good it wld be. Crab just cannot be bad! beautiful and as I always say are one lucky girl! May you have even more fun in 2011!


14 Stefania January 2, 2011

Happy New Year ♥
Moltissimi Auguri
per uno splendido 2011


15 Angie's Recipes January 2, 2011

I can't never get enough of crab cakes and your lemon dill majo. looks seriously good!


16 noobcook January 3, 2011

lucky you to have hands-on lessons, sounds great and the crab cakes look good. happy 2011!


17 Jo January 3, 2011

Love crab cakes and you just reminded me that I have some crab meat in the freezer. These make excellent snacks or a light meal. Shirley, wishing you all the best for 2011 as well.


18 penny aka jeroxie January 3, 2011

Home made crab cakes and mayo = luxurious

Happy New Year!!


19 Joanne January 4, 2011

Sounds like a super fun experience! These crab cakes look delicious but I'm especially intrigued by that mayo! So delicious.


20 Zoe January 4, 2011

Happy 2011! The crabcakes are great! Loves all your photos!


21 Anh January 4, 2011

happy new year!! :) I adore crab cakes like these.


22 Kitchen Corner January 4, 2011

Yum yum!! I like crab cakes! :)


23 3 hungry tummies January 4, 2011

I can imagine eating this on a nice sunny afternoon, with a nice chilled beer. Happy new year my friend!


24 Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi January 4, 2011

Hey! In my eyes, these meaty cakes with scented mayo look like a meal unto themselves.

Happy New Year, Shirley! May all your dreams come true in the Year of the Rabbit!


25 crustabakes January 4, 2011

i love the herby looking crabcakes. i bet they taste wonderful too!


26 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets January 5, 2011

Oh Shirley, I can't tell you how hungry this is making me! Crabcakes are some of my favorite savory treats. Lemon-dill mayo sounds like the perfect dressing for them, too. Happy New Year!


27 dinewithleny January 5, 2011

This looks great. I wonder if I can substitute crab with flaked salmon? hard to find crab meat here in melbourne too.


28 Carolyn January 7, 2011

What a fun team-building exercise. I think you must have gotten the best recipe of the lot, this looks delicious!


29 Anonymous April 7, 2012

made these for Good Friday, so yummy!


30 Pat Lofton July 23, 2012

Great Recipe


31 Kim August 12, 2013

How much mayo did you use in the sauce? Ingredients doesn’t list Mayo at all.



32 Shirley@Køkken September 1, 2013

Kim – the sauce is the mayo. This is homemade mayo… :)


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