Wednesday, March 2, 2011

E: Spicy Salsa, Jalapeno and Corn Crab Cakes & Giveaway

Hope your week is going well!! Mine has been nice so far :). Monday=Taught pump & walked, worked, ran errands, cooked & baked. Tuesday= AM workout, work, met up with my Mama for coffee:

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& cooked.

On Monday night, I decided that I wanted to switch up my usual crab cake recipe and add salsa, jalapeno, corn and spice!! I loved the flavor, but they were a little crumbly. The recipe below is the one I followed (this serves ~3 people (2 cakes each)), but I put suggested adjustments next to the measurements:

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz lump crab meat, drained
  • 1 egg white  (next time I would use 1 whole egg)
  • 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsps. salsa or tomato sauce
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup corn (frozen, defrosted or fresh)
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon chili powder (up to you!)
  • 3 tablespoons (next time I would use 1/4 cup) + 1/2 cup panko or regular bread crumbs or crumbled crackers
  • Olive oil or non-stick spray

Directions:

Gently mix all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl, leaving out the panko and crab meat for now. Mix in three tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) panko. Next, gently fold in crab (being careful not to break it apart too much). Place mixture in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to firm up.

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Spread remaining panko on a plate. Remove crab mixture from fridge and drain off any excess liquid. Form crab mixture into thick patties (slightly smaller than hamburgers) and lightly coat them using the panko. Place patties onto a skillet lightly coated with olive oil or sprayed with non-stick spray (I used non-stick spray). Cook on medium for ~ 3 minutes on each side. Place on top of a salad, on a bun, or eat alone with a side of veggies.  J’s plate with potato & cauliflower/broccoli mix:

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Closer shot of the cakes:

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My plate:

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Giveaway time! Since enough people showed interest, I’ve decided to do a guess the babies sex giveaway!! To enter, simply leave a comment below letting me know if you think its going to be a boy or a girl. Based on the correct answer (which I do not know yet ;)), I will use a random number generator to pick the winner. You do not need to have a blog to enter and the contest is open to US residents only. The winner will be able to pick their desired home baked goodie (vegan almond butter chocolate chunk cookies, vegan chocolate, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, peanut butter flour chocolate chip cookies or you can choose to be surprised!). The contest is open until Saturday, March 5 at noon.

68 comments:

Averie said...

I think it's a girl. Have thought that from the moment I learned of your news.
:)

Gen said...

Girl. =D
Also, those crabcakes look awesome!

Campinggirl said...

I think that your baby is a boy! So exciting!

Heather said...

I'm goin with GIRL. Not sure why, though, don't really have a feeling either way. :)
Pretty pic of you and your mom!!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

going with my first instinct here and saying girl!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Yay, Mommy time! I bet she's SO STOKED!

I'm saying it's a GIRL, and her name shall be "Tiffany". I'm just sayin'.

lee said...

I think it's a boy and I also think those crab cakes look delicious.

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I will say...GIRL! Can't wait for you to find out!!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I think this is such a fun giveaway. I am going with boy.

Fashion Meets Food said...

My husband made crab cakes the other day and it was an absolute disaster I am going to leave your recipe on his dresser maybe it'll avoid this disaster for next time.

I think you're having a...girl!

xo

Mandi said...

Is it against the rules for your blogging partner to enter just so she can get the almond butter chocolate chunk cookies? =)I think it might be against the rules...So, just for the fun of it, I will say it is a boy, he will be 5'10", and his name will be George ;-) (hehe)

brandi said...

I'm going to go against the crowd and say boy!

How exciting :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Hmm I think the baby is gonna be a spankin' cute BOY!!!

Anne Marie said...

I think this has got to be the best giveaway ever!! I think the baby is a girl!

Trying To Heal said...

Boy! I just have a feeling...

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

I'm thinking girl... :)

Kerr said...

I think you are having a girl!

Biz said...

I hope its a girl and that you name it Hannah! :D (just because that is my daughters name!).

Although her middle name is Kelsey, which we both don't like anymore - I wish I would have thought to give her my first name (sans the nickname Biz!) so her name was Hannah Elizabeth - oh well!

FYI, I normally put my crab cakes in the FREEZER for 15 minutes before cooking - they stay together better that way. :D

Jenny-Lee said...

definitely a girl

roky said...

My sister had made crab cake last weekend.That was an absolute disaster. I don't want to see it again.But now I want to leave your recipe on her table, it will be helpful to her.

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salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

Those crab cakes look awesome! I think your baby is a girl :-p

Dana said...

I think it's a girl!

madeline said...

Clever giveaway! I think it's a girl (but either way, she/he will be fabulous :)

Sarah said...

I hope you have a girl like me :) so when we finally get together they can be little friends!

Hope the rest of your week is good, can't wait to hear the news!

fittingitallin said...

I'm gonna go with an adorable baby boy!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

You and your mom are so cute and look so much alike!! Eventually (when I'm done with school) I want to live close with my parents so I can do things like grab coffee with my mom :)
And I'm going to guess Boy for your baby!

Erin said...

Girl :)

Allison @ PickyEatingRD said...

My guess is GIRL!!!

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I'll guess boy. We'll find out soon enough!

Janetha said...

those crab cakes look so good! what a fun idea for a giveaway. i can't decide. i am going to say boy!

ashley nicole said...

Hey gorgeous! I'm going with...it's a girl! hehe You and Josh will great parents no matter what!

teresa said...

i guess a girl!!

love the crab cakes, delicious!

Natalie said...

oh man, can't wait to find out! I'm going with girl! :)

Lindsay@Brownies For Brunch said...

What a cute giveaway idea!! I love it. I'm going to guess you are having a boy. I am usually pretty accurate too:-) So excited for you!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds great!

Annie said...

great giveaway idea!!

o those crab cakes look delish!

jodie said...

I think it is a boy. Yum to crabcakes.

Lisa said...

Crab is possibly my favorite thing in the whole entire world!

That looks awesome :)


I always think a baby is going to be a girl. I have no idea why. I'm always totally sure of it :)

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Katie said...

You and your mama look SO MUCH alike! Such gorgeous ladies. I love meeting up with my mom during the week... we're getting together tomorrow in between my classes!

Crab cakes are one of my absolute faves. I'll have to try your recipe because I have NEVER made my own!

I'm guessing your baby is a boy!

All Things Yummy said...

I think it's a girl.

Jennifer said...

BOY! <3

Those crab cakes look delish! I have never seen jalapeno or corn in one before -- very cool!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Holly said...

I'm SO excited for you, Erica! My gym friend finds out tomorrow boy/girl, too! Hmmmm....everyone and their mother has been having boys lately that I know, so I'm gonna say boy???

Jessica said...

I have not been blogging since a month before Emma was born - baby girl for us! I just caught up on your blog, and congrats on your pregnancy! You and Josh must be so thrilled! It's amazing the changes that happen in 6 short months!

Priyanka said...

I think it's a boy!

Megan D said...

Crab cakes are so delicious, I need to try making my own! And I can't enter since I am currently not a US resident (that sounds so odd to say) but nonetheless I think it will be a girl! :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Ah! I'm going to roll with boy!!! I can't believe you guys will find out today. I am so excited! Love ya!!!

Kim @ Kim and Mikey said...

My guess is a baby girl. Finding out the sex of your baby is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. I am so happy for you and Josh.

Lauren said...

Ah how fun!! I definitely think it's a girl. That was always my first thought and I'm sticking with it. :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

oo crab cakes are a classic and one of my favs! I love how you jazzed em up. I am going to go with a boy :-)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Gosh that's a toughy! I'm gunna go with boys :)

Those crab cakes look mighty tasty! I love the added corn in there.

*Naomi* said...

omg those crab cakes look awesome! I have always wanted to make them but I have never cooked or made anything with crab before so for some reason it intimidatesme! but looks and sounds SO good!

I think you are having a baby boy :)

xoxoxox

Julie said...

oh! two things you reminded me of..

1. i need to get a cup of coffee
2. crabcakes remind me of wedding crashers and maryland hahaha no good reason why

whahhhhhh can't you just tell me!! i can't wait the anticipation is KILLING me!

i'm going to guess...BOY!

Beth said...

yay!!! giveaway :)

my guess is boy!

Jenny said...

I think it's going to be a baby boy.

You look adorable with your "little bump"!

Paige said...

My guess is GIRL! I've though girl all along :)

Krista said...

Sounds like a great week so far! :)

And just cuz....I think you're having a girl!

Tina Marie Frawley said...

Totally a boy! You should name him Josh and call him LJ for Little Josh!

Simply Life said...

my guess is girl!

Bridget said...

Hmmm I feel like I'd need to see you in person to form a better opinion, but I'm going with the law of averages here and since my recent friends have all had girls lately, there is bound to be a boy on the way...so I say BOY! :)

lesley lifting life said...

I'm going to say boy! :)

Laural (bhealthier) said...

I will stick with my original guess of Boy ( however, I think it is now a girl. ).

okay. Girl.

eeeeee!

Shannon said...

i've been meaning to make crab cakes!! yours look fabulous :) i'm going to go with... a girl!

Catherine C. said...

Girl! I hope!! :)

Meghann said...

I guess BOY1

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Crab cake is one of my absolute favorites. I have to try your recipe, because I never played my own!

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what a fun giveaway! i am thinking a girl.