Crab and lobster cakes with roasted red pepper coulis and dill cream

  • Time cooking time: 30-40 minutes total
  • Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

    1 7ounce package crabmeat
    1 2 ounce lobster tail
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons sour cream
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 1/4 cups fresh bread crumbs
    3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1 tablespoon canola oil

    Roasted Pepper Coulis:
    1 sweet red pepper
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 large clove garlic, minced
    1/2 cup tomato juice
    1 tablespoon white wine
    2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Dill Cream:
    1/2 cup white wine
    3/4 cup whipping cream
    1 teaspoon butter
    1 teaspoon flour
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
    pinch each salt and pepper

Preparation

    Place crab in sieve. Remove lobster from shell;dice and add to crab. Press out liquid and remove any visible cartilage or shell. Whisk eggs, sour cream and lemon juice until smooth. Stir in crumbs, onion, dill, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauces, salt and pepper. Mix in crab and lobster.
    With damp hands, form by 1/4 cupfuls into 8 cakes, each scant 1/2 inch thick. Lightly brush large non-stick skillet with oil; place over medium heat.
    Fry cakes, in batches if necessary and brushing lightly with oil if needed, until golden and crisp on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
    Roasted Pepper Coulis:
    Meanwhile, grill or broil red pepper until blackened all over, about 20 minutes. Let cool. Peel, halve and seed; chop and set aside. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until golden, 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, wine, roasted pepper, basil, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 3 minutes. Purée in blender or food processor.

    Dill Cream:
    In saucepan, boil wine until reduced to 1/4 cup. Pour in cream; boil for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, mash butter and flour until smooth; whisk into pan. Simmer, whisking, until smooth and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in dill, salt and pepper. Reheat coulis; pool generous 2 tablespoons each of the coulis and dill cream separately onto each warmed plate. Top with 2 crab-and-lobster cakes.
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