Friday, August 1, 2008

The Great American Seafood Cookoff

Below is a recipe that I make. It is something very simple but because I am a native Marylander this is an important recipe for this area of the country.

Maryland Crab Cakes:

1 pound lump backfin crab meat
1 slice of bread
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon mayonaise
2 teaspoons Old Bay Seafood Seasoning
1 egg

Dump all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. (It is best to mix with your hands). Now divide the mixture into six sections. Form each section into a ball. Place the ball on a cookie sheet. Once all the balls are made you place the cookie sheet in the oven. The oven should be set at 350 degrees. You usually cook them approximately 15 minutes. You really cook them until they are golden brown and a crispy on the outside.

I usually serve the crab cakes with either some vegetable or a side salad and dinner rolls.

This recipe will be a great contender for the Great American Seafood Cook Off Cook off because it is a basic recipe with great taste. Have you ever noticed that other regions try to make Maryland Crab Cakes (they never do). This recipe represents the State of Maryland and the great seafood that comes out of our Chesapeake Bay. More and more people need to be aware of the amount of good seafood that comes out of the Chesapeake Bay so we can nuture the bay and keep the good local seafood coming for generations.

So try the recipe above and let me know what you think. Also, please let me know if you make any changes to the recipe.

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