Maryland Style Crab Cakes

2015-01-07 21.04.31It wouldn’t be a trip to Maryland without having something crab related! One night during my trip last week, my dad made crab cakes for us to have for dinner, and they were so incredibly easy to make (and delicious), I thought I’d share them with you!

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 2 slices of bread (your choice)

2 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

2 tsp parsley flakes

½ tsp yellow mustard

1 egg, beaten

1 lb crabmeat

 

Directions:2015-01-07 20.54.10

  1. Break up the 2 slices of bread into small pieces into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add your mayonnaise, Old Bay, parsley flakes, and mustard into mixing bowl with bread.2015-01-07 17.39.35
  3. In a separate bowl, add your egg and whisk it until the yolk and whites are mixed together.2015-01-07 17.40.53
  4. In your mixing bowl with all your other ingredients, add your 1 lb of crabmeat and beaten egg.2015-01-07 17.41.35 2015-01-07 17.42.29
  5. Fold the egg and crabmeat, and mixture of other ingredients together.2015-01-07 17.43.56
  6. Using your hands, form patties with the mixture.2015-01-07 17.47.37
  7. If you’re using a George Foreman grill, spray or butter your grill and then place down the patties and cook for 3 minutes, flipping, and then cooking for an additional 3 minutes. 2015-01-07 17.48.45 2015-01-07 17.50.532015-01-07 17.55.05You can also cook these in a skillet over medium heat, also cooking for 3 minutes, flipping, and cooking for an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, and enjoy! These can be eaten on buns as sandwiches, or alone with side options.2015-01-07 17.55.36 2015-01-07 17.56.30 2015-01-07 18.06.54

Let me know if you try out this recipe, and thanks for reading!  And thanks to my dad for sharing this recipe! 🙂

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

Asian-Inspired Lettuce Wraps

2014-11-02 22.35.58I decided to try and make something new, which is also something I’ve only had a handful of times out at restaurants. Lettuce wraps. Every time I ordered them, I really enjoyed them, so I thought I’d try to make something similar at home. I was also told that mine taste very similar to the P.F. Chang’s version, which I’ve never had, but I’ll take that as a compliment!

 Ingredients:

Ingredients, minus the soy sauce

Ingredients, minus the soy sauce

 

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp vegetable oil

2 stalks green onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp red pepper flakes

¼ cup hoisin sauce

Head of lettuce, leaves separated

Directions:

1. Add vegetable oil to skillet over medium-high heat and add in pound of ground beef, cooking until brown (approximately 5-7 minutes).

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2014-10-26 17.57.592. Add green onions, garlic, soy sauce, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, and hoisin sauce to skillet with ground beef and stir in for 2-3 minutes, making sure to mix in well.2014-10-26 17.59.52

3. Once blended in evenly, remove from heat and serve with cleaned lettuce leaves.

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Time it takes to make: Approximately 20 minutes

Servings: 42014-10-26 18.07.11

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This recipe is extremely easy to make and is very filling. It’s also just as delicious the next day for leftovers during lunch.

Thanks for reading!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

Quick and Easy Tuna Salad

I’ve posted photos of this a few times in my What I Ate Wednesday posts, and I even think Ashley has mentioned this once before in one of hers as well, so I thought it only appropriate that this tuna salad finally have it’s own little recipe post by now! It’s really simple to make, and only requires 4 ingredients. I also have my mom to thank for showing me this simple recipe when I was little.

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Ingredients: 2014-08-18 15.28.15

1 5 oz. can of StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, drained (will yield 4oz. of tuna)

A dash of Garlic Salt

1 teaspoon Sweet Relish

2 teaspoons Mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix together.

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2014-08-18 15.31.34Makes 1 serving.

Takes 5 minutes to prepare.

Contains approximately 234 calories.2014-08-18 15.39.33

You can eat it with crackers like Ashley usually does, or you can put it on a sandwich with whatever you’d like! I usually make mine on honey wheat bread with some spinach leaves or spring mix. If you like raw tomatoes and onions, those are also good options to top off your sandwich. And if you aren’t trying to eat a bunch of carbs, or you’re just not terribly hungry, skip the crackers and bread, and eat it out of a bowl (I do this a lot too)!

Tuna is great because it is a naturally high protein food, contains Omega-3s, and is low in fat and cholesterol. Tuna also contains high levels of selenium, which helps our bodies create antioxidant enzymes.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda