everytime i go to visit my mother in st. augustine she makes me a special dinner. leg of lamb, chilean sea bass, veal marsala, you get the gist.
well, wednesday she made crab cakes for me and i gotta tell you that it was the best meal that i have ever had! no question.
she got the recipe off of foodnetwork.com after seeing tyler florence make them. they are served over a garlic aioli celery root salad. initially i thought i would hate the celery root, but (i feel like randy jackson) "dude, she worked it out!" the combination of the crab cake and the celery root were out of this world!
she also served a watercress salad with roasted tomato and garlic vinaigrette. heaven!
and all of you marylanders who say "i can't have crab cakes made without old bay"? lookout! i am from maryland and these were the best crab cakes i have ever eaten!