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Old 04-30-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Having some girlfriends over for dinner, planning to make crab cakes. What to make make as side dishes?

Suggestions and recipes would be appreciated.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Having some girlfriends over for dinner, planning to make crab cakes. What to make make as side dishes?

Suggestions and recipes would be appreciated.
of course the first thing that comes to mind is a good salad, plus you may want to have a carb. I don't know how many bread crumbs you use when making crab cakes, we are all different, but potatoes work all most all the time or maybe a side rice dish. You certainly do not need to add a veggie unless you want to forego the carb. And don't forget a nice bottle of wine. I am sure you won't. When you are through you can send the leftover crab cakes to me. I will be glad to pay the postage..
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Just did this last night and served a boxed couscous. It was a different kind of couscous, more like Israeli couscous, little pearls of goodness. Didn't overwhelm the crabcake (I only use four ingredients so that you can see and taste the crab). We were stuffed! Although, DH did find room for a little store bought ice-cream and chocolate sauce later on!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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I had thought about couscous as well, we have them about once every couple of weeks. Of course it is too late for suggestions now, but I had also thought about fresh fruit on the side with a little brandy, cream and almond extract dressing. We just had this, I used pineapple, mango and fresh berries. The dressing is one I have been making for maybe, 30 or more years. We never get tired of it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Great ideas, thank you. I've never made couscous before, will give it a shot. I think a nice salad and the fruit, brandy and cream sauce would make for a great dinner & dessert...oh yeah, I've already bought the wine!

I keep my crab cakes simple, here my way, serves 4:

1 1/4 c club crackers, ground
1/2 c mayo
1 tsp brown mustard
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 egg
1 stalk celery chopped finely
1 tsp old bay
1 lb crabmeat
Broil on low 8-10 min, turning mid way

Here is the sauce

8 oz apricot preserve
1 tbls soy sauce
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp sesames (some people sub red peppers)
1 tsp grated ginger root
1/2 tsp corn starch

Mix well. I serve at room temp.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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I would want something like green beans sauteed in a drop of oil or even just water, with ginger and sesame seeds.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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i keep my crab cakes simple, here my way, serves 4:

1 1/4 c club crackers, ground
1/2 c mayo
1 tsp brown mustard
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 egg
1 stalk celery chopped finely
1 tsp old bay
1 lb crabmeat
broil on low 8-10 min, turning mid way

here is the sauce

8 oz apricot preserve
1 tbls soy sauce
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp sesames (some people sub red peppers)
1 tsp grated ginger root
1/2 tsp corn starch

mix well. I serve at room temp.
yum.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I only use four ingredients so that you can see and taste the crab
Ahem. Recipe?? Sounds really good!
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Cole slaw. Nothin' better with crabcakes. (but a fresh salad, dressed simply with good vinegar and olive oil would be a reasonable second choice.)
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