I love an ice cold crisp white wine, and thought some chilli crab cakes would compliment the Pinot beautiful. It was also my first time playing with Quinoa - loved it too, low fat and lower carbs than breadcrumbs!
Bonus too was that the only ingredient I needed was horseradish, I'd had a can of crab meat in the larder for a while, and chillies in the freezer - one of my most recent discoveries, never knew you could freeze them, and peppers and herbs etc!
Chris was playing football last night, so I've been requested to make
them again tonight.
Ingredients this makes 2 crab cakes)
1 tin of crab meat
1 red chilli (to taste)
1 tbsp low fat yoghurt (I like Greek)
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp of lime juice
Handful of chopped coriander
1 beaten egg
Quinoa, enough to cover
Combine the crab, chilli, yoghurt, horseradish, lime and coriander in a bowl. Using your hands form into 2 small cakes, or 1 large one depending on whether you are using small for starters, or for one main course?
If making ahead of time chill in the fridge. Or else dip in the beaten egg, cover in the qunioa, then shallow fry in a little oil.
I served mine with a crisp Caesar Salad. Alongside the Pinot it was a lovely Thursday treat :)