Charleston Seafood Recipe List

High Cotton

199 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Creamed Corn & Zucchini Fries

Serves 5


Ingredients for Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
1 lb fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, (picked clean of shells, but with lumps left intact)
1 tbsp Heavy Cream
1 tbsp Panko Bread Crumbs
1 tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tbsp Chives, chopped
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 pinch grated Nutmeg
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Ingredients for Zucchini Fries
1 large fresh Zucchini, peeled and cut into fries measuring 2 inches in length by 1/2 inches in width and depth.
1/4 cup Flour, (for coating zucchini)
1 oz Corn Starch
1 oz Flour (for batter)
1 pinch of Salt
1 pinch of Pepper
1 1/2 oz Soda Water
Canola Oil

Ingredients for Creamed Corn
4 ears fresh Corn, shucked
1 pint Heavy Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1 pinch of Pepper

Method for Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Gently mix all ingredients, except oil, by hand. After blending, taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
• Form mixture by hand into heavy 3 oz cakes.
• In a heavy non-reactive skillet over moderately high, heat vegetable oil almost to the smoking point.
• Place cakes in pan and sear over medium high heat, approximately 2-3 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until done, approximately 1 minute.
• Finish cooking in oven approximately 5 minutes to ensure heated all the way through.

Method for Zucchini Fries

• Place 1/4 cup flour on plate. Mix remaining dry ingredients in bowl, then whisk in soda water until it makes a batter.
• In a large sauté pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.
• Coat zucchini strips in flour and dip into batter. Fry until crispy, turning for even cooking. Remove to plate lined with paper towel to drain.

Method for Creamed Corn

• Cut corn kernels from cobs. Add all ingredients to sauce pan and cook over low heat until reduced and thickened.

To Plate

• On a medium sized plate, place 2 tablespoons of hot creamed corn in the center.
• Place crab cake atop the corn.
• Stack zucchini fries on top of the crab cake or beside. Serve immediately.

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