#TripleSBites Herb Crabcakes with Citrus Pesto Aoli

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Today, I am bringing you another appetizer from the sea! I adore crabcakes and knew that it would be perfect to make to use the my herbs from out sponsor. You can easily substitute fresh herbs in place and will have terrific results! 

Like I said, this was another perfect opportunity to use a product from our sponsor, Gourmet Garden. Gourmet Garden was kind enough to send participants 17 different herb products (stir-in pastes and lightly dried) for this challenge. I opted to use the lightly dried herbs in my cakes and aoli, and it was amazing! 

For this recipe I wanted to lean heavily on basil flavors to pair with my pesto aoli. I loved the flavors of the pesto with the herbs and slight tang from the mustard! I actually made these crabcakes for my family to enjoy during the Super Bowl, and my two year old gobbled them up! I made these crab cakes small, but you could easily make them larger in size for an entree portion (or with a few poached eggs and toast for a fun breakfast in bed!). 

Tonight, I am heading out for a late volleyball game with a few of my co-workers! It is a women's league and I have played co-ed for years, and am looking forward to this challenge! I am also looking forward to having a few frosty cocktails.... 


for crabcakes:
12 oz crab meat
1/4 cup mayo
1 tsp dijon mustard 
2 Tbl parsley (I used Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried)
1/2 Tbl Basil (I used Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried)
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers 
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbl fresh lemon juice

for aoil:
1/3 cup mayo
1 1/2 Tbl pesto
1 Tbl Basil (I used Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried)
1 Tbl fresh lemon juice


Mix together the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, basil, parsley and lemon juice. Add crab and crackers and stir gently to combine. Form into small patties (they can be larger if you prefer- I make about 12), and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Fry the crabcakes, about a minute or two per side until golden brown. 

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