1、Spiced crab cakes with lemon & lime aïoli

Simple fishcakes made from delicate shellfish and Asian spices - coriander, sesame and chilli add a kick. Serve with a citrus mayonnaise

Spiced crab cakes with lemon & lime aïoli recipe

Ingredients

  • 100g white crabmeat
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • small pack coriander, leaves only, finely chopped, plus extra for serving
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed
  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 3 tbsp good mayonnaise
  • zest ½ lime (after zesting, cut ½ into wedges for serving)
  • zest ½ lemon, plus a squeeze of juice

Method

Heat a small frying pan and toast the sesame seeds. While they’re still hot, use a pestle and mortar to roughly grind, then tip into the bowl with the crab. Add the breadcrumbs, egg yolk and seasoning, and mix lightly. Shape into 6 patties and chill for at least 30 mins.
  • For the aïoli, mix the mayonnaise, zests and a squeeze of lemon juice. Heat 0.5cm depth oil in a non-stick frying pan. Dust the crab cakes with a little flour and fry gently for 3 mins on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper. Serve the crab cakes with the zesty mayonnaise, wedges of lime and a few coriander leaves scattered over the top.

  • https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/spiced-crab-cakes-with-lemon-lime-aeoli-9838/

    2、Crab cakes with sweet chilli & ginger dipping sauce

    An easy help-yourself starter with the zest and spice of ginger and chilli
    Crab cakes with sweet chilli & ginger dipping sauce recipe

    Ingredients

    • 75g French beans, finely sliced
    • 200g fresh white crabmeat
    • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
    • grated zest 1 lime
    • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
    • 75g fresh white breadcrumbs
    • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • sunflower oil, for frying
    • 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 2 red chillies, roughly chopped
    • 6cm piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 2 dried kaffir lime leaves
    • 1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed and roughly chopped
    • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 50ml rice wine vinegar
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce or lime juice
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce

    Method

    1. To make the dipping sauce, blend the garlic, chillies, ginger, lime leaves, lemongrass and coriander in a food processor until very finely chopped. Tip the sugar into a small saucepan, add 3 tbsp water and heat gently to dissolve. Continue to cook for another min or so until the syrup starts to thicken slightly.
    2. Add the chilli and ginger mixture, and continue to cook for a further 2-3 mins. Then stir in the rice vinegar, fish sauce and soy sauce. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
    3. Cook the beans in a small pan of boiling salted water for 1-2 mins until tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water, then leave to dry on kitchen paper. Mix the crab with the cooked beans and all the remaining ingredients, apart from the sunflower oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and shape into 8 small patties.
    4. Heat 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil in a frying pan and cook 4 crab cakes at a time until golden brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and keep warm while you cook the remainder. Serve with the sweet chilli dipping sauce.

    3、Spiced lamb with lemon & herb quinoa

    Quickly griddle marinated lamb on a sizzling grill then serve with a healthy grain salad with herbs and citrus
    Spiced lamb with lemon & herb quinoa recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. In a pestle with a mortar crush the cumin seeds then add the garlic clove, chilli and some salt and pepper. Mash to a paste. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil and pour half the mix over the lamb chops and leave to marinate. Set the other half aside.
    2. Rinse the quinoa in cold water then place in a saucepan with twice the volume of water. Place on the heat and bring to the boil then turn down the heat slightly and boil gently for 10 mins. Turn the heat off and stir through the reserved dressing. Cover and leave for another 10 mins.
    3. Meanwhile heat a griddle pan or grill to high and cook the lamb for about 3-5 mins on each side or until cooked to your liking. When ready to serve stir the spring onions and coriander through the quinoa and serve with the lamb and steamed stem broccoli dressed in a drizzle more oil.

    4、Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli

    For a simple, smart starter, just mix mayo with garlic, herbs and a squeeze of lime and serve with seafood and brown bread
    Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Arrange the prawns and salmon on plates. Mix the mayo, garlic and chopped dill, and add lime juice to taste. Put a spoonful on each plate, scatter over dill leaves add a wedge of lime and a grinding of pepper.

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