- 100g white crabmeat
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- small pack coriander, leaves only, finely chopped, plus extra for serving
- 2 tbsp sesame seed
- 50g fresh breadcrumb
- 1 large egg yolk
- sunflower oil, for frying
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- plain flour, for dusting
For the aioli
Combine the crab, spring onions, chilli and coriander in a large bowl. Heat a small frying pan and toast the sesame seeds. While they’re still hot, use a pestle and mortar to roughly grind, then tip into the bowl with the crab. Add the breadcrumbs, egg yolk and seasoning, and mix lightly. Shape into 6 patties and chill for at least 30 mins.
For the aïoli, mix the mayonnaise, zests and a squeeze of lemon juice. Heat 0.5cm depth oil in a non-stick frying pan. Dust the crab cakes with a little flour and fry gently for 3 mins on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper. Serve the crab cakes with the zesty mayonnaise, wedges of lime and a few coriander leaves scattered over the top.