My wife and I are going to Portland this weekend. I've heard Caiola's has great crab cakes, but they aren't always on the menu. We have reservations at Caiola's, but if they don't have them where else should we go?
Flavored with fresh herbs, lemon, and a hint of hot sauce, and coated with crunchy panko breadcrumbs, these crab cakes truly live up to their name. The tangy and crisp slaw is a fantastic accompaniment to this dish, or any type of fried seafood. Get more crab recipes here.
You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump crabmeat. Toss together a bright, seasonal salad while the crab cakes chill.