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Fresh Crab Cakes With Rocket And Lime Mayonnaise

Fresh Crab Cakes With Rocket And Lime Mayonnaise

Brunch is an ideal time to have friends in and these delicious little crab cakes are wonderful accompanied with crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine.


  • 500 grams fresh crab meat, well drained
  • 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tblsp each chopped chives, parsley and basil
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 long red chillies, deseeded and very finely diced
  • grated rind and juice of 2 limes

Lime mayonnaise

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lime


  1. Toss together the crab meat, breadcrumbs, egg, chives, parsley, mayonnaise, chilli, lime rind and juice. Refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Shape ¼ cupfuls into patties or small cakes and pan-fry in hot oil or butter, turning once.
  3. Serve the crab cakes warm with rocket and the lime mayonnaise.

Lime mayonnaise

  1. Combine the ingredients together.

Cooks Tips

- Fresh frozen or canned crab meat may be used here. If using tinned crab, you'll need 3-4 x 170 gram cans. (If necessary after draining, give the crab meat a squeeze to remove extra liquid. The tinned crab will contain more liquid).

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