5 from 1 vote
easy crab cakes
Easy Crab Cakes with Asian Flavors
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
One bowl 30 minute Easy Crab Cakes with Asian flavors. Serve with a Chili Garlic Aioli for the ultimate light meal or appetizer.
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Healthy, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • 12 ounces fresh crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1/2 gluten free panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
For the Aioli:
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2-3 teaspoons lime zest
  1. In a large bowl combine ginger, 1 tablespoon tamari, lemongrass, green onions, cilantro, zest of 1 lime. Mix. Add crab meat and gently fold into the mixture. Add panko and gently fold into the mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat and form round cakes out of the crab mixture.
  3. Pan fry on each side for 4-6 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl combine the aioli ingredients - mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon tamari, chili garlic sauce and 2-3 teaspoons lime zest.
  5. Serve crab cakes with aioli.
  6. Optional: serve them with iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, green onions, cilantro, Sriracha, etc.