Crab Cakes with Chipotle Sauce
3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon chopped roasted peppers packed in jar 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies
1 cup Masa Harina (corn tortilla mix) 12 ounces crabmeat 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 6 tablespoons mayonnaise 6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 tablespoons olive oil
For Sauce: Mix all ingredients in bowl. Cover and refrigerate until
ready to use.
For Cakes: Preheat oven to 350Â°F. Spread Masa Harina on heavy
baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally,
about 10 minutes. Cool.
Mix crabmeat, bell pepper, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice and
lemon peel in medium bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup toasted Masa Harina.
Season to taste with salt. Shape crab mixture into twelve 2 1/2
inch diameter patties, using scant 1/3 cup mixture for each. Place
remaining Masa Harina in shallow dish. Add crab cakes 1 at a time,
turning to coat. Transfer to baking sheet.
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crab
cakes in batches and cook until browned and heated through, about
2 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Serve with sauce.