Recipe courtesy of Michael Perselay

Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Roasted Corn and Chipotle Mashed Potatoes with Remoulade and Chipotle Honey

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 50 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes:

5 Idaho potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 cup hot milk

4 ounces melted butter

2 tablespoons oil

1 to 2 ears corn, shucked, kernels removed from the cob

Salt and pepper

Chipotle Puree, recipe follows

Crab Cakes:

1 1/2 to 2 pounds jumbo lump crabmeat

1 ounce garlic, chopped

4 ounces mayonnaise

Pinch chopped fresh herbs (tarragon, thyme, sage)

Salt and pepper

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups bread crumbs

4 tablespoons butter

Basil Oil, recipe follows

Remoulade, recipe follows

Chipotle Puree:

3 ounces chipotle in adobo

1/4 bunch cilantro, stemmed

1 ounce garlic

Basil Oil:

1 bunch basil, leaves picked

1 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic

Salt and pepper

Remoulade:

1 ounce shallot, peeled and sliced

3 ounces cornishons or 1/2 dill pickle

1 tablespoon capers

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon brandy

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Mashed Potatoes: Place potatoes in boiling, salted water and cook until soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the hot milk and melted butter. In a small saute pan, add the oil and heat. Add the corn and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the milk mixture to the drained potatoes with the chipotle puree and sauteed corn and mash. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Mix the crabmeat, garlic, mayonnaise, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  3. Place the flour in a shallow dish or bowl. Place the eggs in a separate bowl, and the bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dredge each crab cake in the flour, then the egg, then the bread crumbs, shaking off any excess. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
  4. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a large saute pan. Add the crab cakes in batches and cook until golden brown on both sides, adding more butter as necessary.
  5. Place potatoes in center of plate. Stack crab cakes onto mashed potatoes. Drizzle chipotle honey and basil oil around plate. Place a dollop of remoulade sauce on top of crab cakes.

Chipotle Puree:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Chipotle Honey:
  3. 4 ounces honey
  4. 1 ounce chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, pureed
  5. Combine the honey with the chipotle puree

Basil Oil:

  1. Blanch the basil leaves in boiling water for 10 seconds. Drain and plunge in a water bath. Dry the leaves well and place in a blender. Add the garlic and puree with oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Remoulade:

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.
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