|okay, it looks a bit funny, but that doesn't matter when you taste it!|
In truth, I like moving. I like the forced purge of "stuff," the opportunity to set everything up just right and decorate. But this move is a whole other ball game. So when I get overwhelmed, or tired, or just need to turn my back on it again, I cook. It's always been a release for me, and in these hours, days, weeks, of upheaval, it's very grounding.
Not your average crab cakes, these coconut crab cakes can get you lost in a moment pretty easily. The combination of flavours creates something that is sweet, herby, and delicate, with just a hint of heat. Recommended when you need a bit of an escape but have no where to go!
I know these are a bit weird looking, but trust, they are awesome. We turned these into burgers, and they held together well, if they weren't so filling, I would have had seconds. Instead I just had a second escape the very next day around lunch time.
Coconut Crab Cakes (or Burgers)
adapted from, Love and Lemons
1 pound lump crabmeat
2 green onions, chopped (mostly greens, and a little white)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp honey
1 egg, beaten
3 Tbsp coconut milk
1/2 lime, juice and zest
1/4 cup panko crumbs, plus more to shape cakes
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
pinches of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp siracha (a pinch of red chili flakes would also work)
- Mix together all ingredients
- Form into patties, adding extra panko on the outside (for added crunch!)
- Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes - I do not recommend trying to flip these part way, I did, and it fell apart, it needs the full 10 minutes to bind.