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Scallops And Crab Cake

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Light and succulent these scallop and crab cakes are scented with lemongrass and served with a spicy cucumber dipping sauce.
Ingredients
  Scallop 12 Ounce, chopped
  Lump crab meat 12 Ounce, chopped
  Lemon grass 2 Teaspoon, chopped finely
  Zest of lemon 2 Medium
  Panko bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Eggs 4 Medium
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (FOR FRYING)
  Peanut oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (FOR FRYING)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  White vinegar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  Crushed red pepper 1 Pinch (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  Shallot 1 , minced (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , sliced (FOR CUCUMBER DIP)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the scallops, crab meat. Transfer into a bowl.
2. Grate the zest of 2 lemons.
3. Mince the lemon grass, chives, shallot separately.
4. Into the meat bowl, add lemon grass and lemon zest and refrigerate it overnight. Drain off any accumulated liquid.
5. Break the eggs into another bowl and beat them lightly.
6. Peel and slice the cucumber.
7. FOR CUCUMBER DIP: In a pan, boil water, add sugar, salt, white vinegar, crushed red pepper, shallot, cucumber. Heat for some time and turn off the heat.

MAKING
8. Into the bowl with the meat, add panko bread crumbs, chives and eggs.
9. Fold them till all the ingredients are combined well. Do not stir them or mix too much.
10. Take a pan and pour the peanut oil and butter. Heat it.
11. Put the cakes on them and cook till golden brown.
12. Transfer them on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

SERVING
13. Take a serving plate, put the cakes and serve hot with the cucumber dip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Equipment: 
Frying Pan
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
480 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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