Jan 22, 2010

Poor Man's Crab Cakes

So, I was watching a re-run of PSYCH the other night and Sean made Crab cakes with Coriander and Dill and I got to thinking...Mmm...this sounds good but I can't afford lump crab meat today so what can I do???

So, I made TUNA CAKES with Dill and Cilantro!
Here's the recipe:

Tuna Cakes with Dill and Cilantro
(Makes 6 cakes)


2 eggs(for a healthier version 1/2 cup of egg beaters)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use fat-free mayo)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound canned tuna (in water) drained and flaked =2 (12 oz cans)
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs, more as needed
Panko breads crumbs for dredging
canola oil

Beat the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Add the parsley, mustard, Worcestershire, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well to combine. Gently fold in the crab meat and fresh crumbs until well combined. (The mixture will be very moist. If it is wet, add a few more fresh breadcrumbs.) Divide the mixture into 6 to 8 portions; flatten gently into thick patties. (Packing the mixture into 1/3-cup measure for each cake will ensure even portions and yield seven cakes. For more or less cakes, use a slightly smaller or larger cup.) Lightly coat the top and bottom of each patty with panko crumbs. If possible, refrigerate for 30 minutes before sautéeing to help the cakes hold together. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Pour canola oil to generously cover the bottom. Add the crab cakes, in batches if necessary, and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and drain on a baking rack set on a baking sheet: paper towels work too:)

Here's the picture I got of it. It's not very good but you get the idea:)

Love ya'll!

~Mrs Galvan~

Jan 6, 2010

A Happy New Year!

So, I haven't blogged since September...geez...funny thing is I haven't really made anything fantastic since then either. It has been a rough 4 months.

  1. My mom had a stroke on Sept 25th and the Mr and I spent a week with her in Corpus Christi and then had her transferred here so we could take care of her. She was in the hospital til November 25th. Her entire right side is "weakened due to stroke" as the doctor's say. What does that mean? She can't do anything for herself.
  2. My mom moved in with the Mr and I.
  3. November 30th was my last day of work. I had already planned to NOT work starting in January but my resignation came early. So, now I'm my momma's caregiver. It's a lot of work but I love the time I get with her.
  4. December 24th mom went back into the hospital so, she didn't get to spend Christmas with the family. She spent it in the hospital. They found that she was severely anemic and she also has Divirticulitus.
  5. My family celebrated New Year's Eve together for the first time in OVER 10 years. It was awesome! AND mom got out of the hospital on December 31st so even more awesome!
I feel like I've been missing in action for over a month. I miss my job, my co-workers and just the way life WAS--->although I already knew some kind of change was coming. I guess I just wasn't prepared for it. So, it's been rough. Today though, I feel like I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

I cooked tonight:) Not just boring food but PIZZA! The best part is I re-evaluated my old recipe and made it BETTER! Oh yea, it was the best pizza I've made yet! YUMMO!

Grilled Chicken with bacon, red onion and roma tomato on white sauce. There's also a secret ingredient that just made it all POP! It was so great! Oh and of course cheese! I'm proud of this one!

So, it's a new year with many new things on the horizon! I'm ready or it! (I think)
LOL! We'll see.