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Game On!

A tasty and healthy snack sure to keep everyone at your Superbowl party cheering.

Put on that jersey and get the gang together to cheer on your team while enjoying a fantastic game day feast; truly making you the winning Quarterback of your kitchen!

Looking to jazz up that Superbowl party? This scrumptious crab cake recipe serves up amazing crab flavor without being masked by the other ingredients and it's an easy, healthy and delicious addition to your game day menu.

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Whole Grain Mustard, Tomato Compote and Chives

Crab Cakes:

What You'll Need

  • 2lbs crabmeat, cooked
  • 1/3c fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko (you can also use regular breadcrumbs if preferred)
  • 2tbsps whole grain mustard
  • 1/4c white wine
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4c mayonnaise
  • 1/2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 dashes chipotle-flavored Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter for sauteing

How You'll Do It

  • Squeeze any excess moisture from the crabmeat; remove a few flakes of the meat to use for garnish later
  • Combine all ingredients for the cakes together EXCEPT for 1/2 of the Panko
  • Let stand for 30 minutes then adjust seasoning
  • Shape crab into 12 cakes and coat with the reserved Panko
  • Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat
  • Saute cakes on all sides till golden and hot in center

Tomato Compote:

What You'll Need

  • 1c tomato concasse
  • 1/4c EVOO
  • 3tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1tsp garlic, chopped
  • 3tsps fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

How You'll Do It

  • Combine all ingredients and let sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse together
  • Pour off any excess liquid and adjust seasoning before serving
  • Should be served at room temp or slightly warmed

Sauce:

What You'll Need

  • 2tbsps shallots, minced
  • 1/4c white wine
  • 1/2c whole grain mustard
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2c heavy cream
  • 2tsps fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

How You'll Do It

  • Place shallots and wine in a saucepan and reduce until almost dry; add the mustard and lemon juice and cook for an additional minute
  • Add fresh cream and simmer gently; reducing by approximately half or until thickened so that it coats a spoon
  • Add chives and season

Bringing the whole dish together is simple; just serve two crab cakes on each plate with a spoon of the sauce and compote and garnish with your crab flakes and chives.

For all of your game day ingredients head to at 51 Middlesex Tpke in Burlington; here you'll find everything you need for your crab cakes but also everything else to complete the game day menu.  For the perfect beverage to complement those decadent crab cakes visit Busa Wine & Spirits at 180 Cambridge Street. Busa's offers an extremely diverse and price-competitive selection of wines, beers and spirits from all over the world.  Let the knowledgeable staff help you find just the right wine, spirit or beer to match your meal, personal preferences and fit your budget.

Happy Superbowl and Mangia to All! Cheers!

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