Hmmmm....where to begin?
I made crab cakes tonight and they were unlike any other crab cakes I've ever had. Let me just say that the ingredients say: 1 1/2 tablespoons wasabi paste (according to taste).
Well I like spicy so I went ahead and added the entire 1 1/2 tablespoons. When we got to eating them I started thinking, "surely the recipe said 1 1/2 teaspoons and I just misread it." But no, I read it right the first time. They were great, you just couldn't taste anything other than the wasabi paste.
Here's the offensive ingredient:
I'm still amazed by Panko bread crumbs. They're amazing!
The recipe included a ginger sauce which I served on the side:
A close up:
We ate on a TV tray in front of the fireplace. It snowed today and it just seemed appropriate.
It's hard to give this recipe a rating because I put too much wasabi paste. We're going to try this one again in the future to give it a fair rating.
My original plan was to make them twice anyway. For tonights batch I used imitation crab meat. It only cost $3 compared to $8 for the real stuff. Remember I'm in TN and seafood isn't cheap here.
So I thought I would try an experiment and see if you could taste the difference between imitation and real crab meat.
The total cost of tonights meal was $10. The recipe made 5 crab cakes and the sauce. $5 a person. I honestly couldn't eat all of mine. I could feel my sinuses burning up to my brain, but Bradley polished his off with 4 glasses of tea.
Tomorrow night we're having family night. I'll tell you all about family night tomorrow.