Zesty Crab & Shrimp Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


  • 1/2 lb raw medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 egg white
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbs red hot sauce
  • 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper minced
  • 2 scallions minced
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • For the Red Pepper Sauce:
  • 1 7 0z jar of roasted red peppers draine
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 tbs red hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbs minced onion
  • 1 tbs Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbs minced parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
This crab cake preparation uses pureed shrimp as a binder, and gives these crab cakes a wonderful flavor. This recipe can be made in about 45 minutes start to finish. You may substitute tartar sauce if desired.


  • Place shrimp, egg white, cream, hot sauce, Worcestershire and old bay seasoning in a food processor.
  • Process until the mixture is pureed and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the crab meat, bell pepper, onions, and parsley. Mix gently until well combined.
  • Shape crab meat mixture into 12 1/2 inch thick patties. Coat the patties with bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a large non stick skillet. add the crab cakes. Cook until browned on each side.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve with red pepper sauce.

Red Pepper Sauce:


  • Place all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth.
  • Makes 1 cup of sauce.


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