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Nutrition Facts

Calories 678
  Calories from Fat 330 (49%)
(58%)Total Fat 38g
(28%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(65%)Cholesterol 196mg
(58%)Sodium 1384mg
(29%)Potassium 1026mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(85%)Protein 42g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chili Lime Crab Cakes with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise


  • 1 lb. backfin crab meat

  • 10 saltine crackers, crushed

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 Tbs ranch dressing

  • 2 tsp. Oriental chili garlic paste

  • 2 tsp. lime juice

  • 1 Tbs cilantro

  • 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil

  • Sauce:1 medium avocado, roughly mashed

  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Ranch dressing and chili garlic paste bring a bit of zip to these crab cakes.


  • Prepare Sauce:Combine mayonnaise, chili powder, avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl and blend well. Chill.
  • Prepare Cakes:In a large mixing bowl, gently combine crab meat, crackers, egg, ranch dressing, garlic paste, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • Form into 4-6 crab cakes.
  • Sauté in olive oil until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with dollops of avocado mayonnaise.

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