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Naga's Crab Cakes

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Ingredients
  Pink grapefruit/Ruby grapefruit 2 Pound
  Shelled cooked crab 3⁄4 Pound
  Red bell pepper 2 Tablespoon, diced 1/4 inch
  Diced celery 1 Tablespoon (1/4 Inch)
  Diced red onion 1 Tablespoon (1/4 Inch)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 Large
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Panko/Dried bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs), dried (Japanese-Style Coarse Bread Crumbs)
  Butter/Margarine 7 Tablespoon
  Pink grapefruit sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. With a knife, cut and discard peel and white membrane from grapefruit. Holding fruit over a strainer nested in a bowl, cut between inner membrane and segments to release; drop segments into strainer and collect juice to use for sauce. Discard membrane.
2. Sort through crab and discard any bits of shell.
3. In another bowl, combine red bell pepper, celery, onion, chopped parsley, egg, mustard, mayonnaise, pepper, and cayenne. Mix well with a fork. Add crab and stir just to mix.
4. Put panko in a shallow pan. Mound 1/8 of the crab mixture on panko, and pat crumbs lightly on top. With a spatula, transfer cake (it's fragile) to a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat with remaining crab mixture to shape and coat remaining cakes. Set slightly apart on waxed paper.
5. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. When hot, set crab cakes slightly apart in pan. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 5 to 8 minutes total. Add more butter if needed to brown evenly. As cooked, set cakes on warm plates and keep warm.
6. Set pan with pink grapefruit sauce over high heat, add 4 tablespoons butter, in chunks, and stir until melted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Spoon warm sauce equally around crab cakes. Garnish with grapefruit segments and sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Browned
Ingredient: 
Crab

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