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Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa

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Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 16
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You can do it! Make restaurant-menu crab cakes in just three easy steps.
Updated Mar 6, 2012

Ingredients

Cilantro Salsa

  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Crab Cakes

  • 3 cans (6 oz each) crabmeat, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup Progresso™ Italian style dry bread crumbs
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1
    Stir together Cilantro Salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate.
  • 2
    Stir together Crab Cakes ingredients--except 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 2/3 cup bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 16 cakes, about 2 inches in diameter.
  • 3
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Coat crab cakes with 2/3 cup bread crumbs. Cook in oil 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with salsa.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Save time by making the salsa up to 24 hours before serving.
  • tip 2
    Use lemon juice for the lime juice for a slightly different flavor.
  • tip 3
    Mix and shape the crab cakes up to 24 hours before cooking; store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
2g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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