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Oven Fried Crab Cakes with Avocado-Peach Salsa.

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Such a lazy Saturday today. I’m pretty sure that once I got home from the gym, I planted my butt on the couch and didn’t get up except to eat and go to the bathroom. Those days are nice sometimes! I basically just kept the TV on Olympic coverage all day. Apparently, I like beach volleyball a lot more than I thought I did. Although, a lot of what I watched was the men’s teams, so there’s something to be said for that. I did watch Canada take out Britain by winning both sets, so all in the name of Canadian pride. :-p

Lunch

I looked to the fridge for a leftover lunch today. I figured Wednesday’s souvlaki would do nicely.

 

A pile of the vegetable mix (spinach, tomatoes, green onion, chives, cilantro) with the leftover chicken on top.

Tabbouleh and tzatziki on the side. Although this was a delicious, Greek-inspired lunch, I’m pretty sure Eric stayed on the other side of the room for a while after I ate. I think I could have caused plants to wither and die with my breath. 😉

Dinner

My seafood addiction had been kicking in the last few days. While I love fish, any sort of shellfish is my absolute favourite. I was looking through my arsenal of recipes I have saved when I remembered I had a can of crab hidden in the cupboard. Enter – crab cakes.

I also have a big bucket of peaches that I desperately need to eat up before they go bad. And I love fruit salsas, so…a peach and avocado salsa needed to happen.

Oven Fried Crab Cakes with Peach-Avocado Salsa

(inspired from this recipe. Serves 2)

For the crab cakes:

  • 1 (113 gram) can of crab meat, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon tzatziki (adds moistness without too much fat, and adds a nice flavour. Alternatively, you could use greek yogurt or sour cream and add a 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/4 large bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 small onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Alternatively, you could do these stovetop in a pan lightly greased with oil.
  2. Gently mix all ingredients. Form into four equal patties.
  3. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. cook for 15-20 minutes or, until cooked through.

 

For the salsa:

  • 1 large, ripe avocado, diced
  • 2/3 small onion, diced
  • 2 peaches, diced
  • juice of 1/2 – 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Simply mix ingredients together. Adjust seasoning amounts to taste. Cumin sounds like a really weird ingredient here, but trust me – the kick it adds is awesome.

Umm, yea.

 

I freakin’ love crab cakes, and these were definitely no exception. Considering that I was in need of a clean-eats dinner, this definitely fit the bill nicely. And that salsa – good lord, that salsa. I was eating it out of the container with a spoon, it was so tasty. Eric’s not a big fan of fruit salsas, so I have a good amount left over. Not complaining about that whatsoever. 🙂

 

On the side, I had the last bit of the veggie mix from lunch, served on spinach with extra bell peppers and a greek oregano and feta dressing on top. And cue the return of the stinky breath. :-p

Such an awesome dinner! (And while I was prepping it, BASEketball was playing on MuchMusic. I totally forgot that movie existed, it’s dumb but it’s hilarious! Although it’s weird to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone doing anything outside of South Park). 

Eric and I are going to continue with the couch-day trend. We’ve got Friends with Kids ready to go and the couch prepped for cuddling.

Enjoy your Saturday night!

<– Are you a fan or fruit salsas? I’ve seen a lot of blueberry salsas floating around – that sounds so good!

<– What’s better on a Saturday night – movie night in or out on the town? I’m usually fine with either/or, but we went out last Saturday so a movie night in sounds perfect tonight.

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