Being from Boston, my uncles were all fishermen. Therefore, I was treated to a LOT of seafood, over the years. There was absolutely nothing better than my uncles dropping off the days’ catch to my mom, who would almost make something amazing. I remember my uncle’s dropping off baby lobsters because no one would buy them, now we all know them as chicken lobsters, and if they were free, there would be a line around the block, to get them.
My husband grew up as a good old midwestern boy, but he vacationed every year at Cape Cod, where he ate his share of great seafood.
When I moved to Ohio after we got married, I noticed that the seafood was different, they didn’t have lobsters, they had crab legs, and I literally remember going through the supermarket and saying, what are those? They just looked like something that came from outer space. Instead of cod, they ate salmon. I have never had salmon, so it was an acquired taste, my mother in law made the best salmon that I have ever had. I will probably be making it in the next couple of weeks. She served it with a creamy dill dip, that even my son would eat (granted he would eat it without the salmon, but he would finish his bowl, LOL).
Seafood is important, it’s a great source of protein without a lot of fat. It hits most of the marks, gluten-free, low carb, and other diets.
It is easy, delicious, and with the use of parchment paper, there is virtually no cleanup. Just simply rinse the air fryer basket, throw after the parchment liner, and your clean up from dinner or lunch is complete. This can be served as the main entree, over rice or over a garden salad.
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Air Fryer, Easy Lemon Crab Cakes
These are such an easy dinner. My kids absolutely love them, they are so easy to make and air fry beautifully. Serve with lemon wedges or remoulade sauce.
- Prep Time: 35
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 45
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Seafood
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 8 ounces fresh lump crab
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons mayonannsie
- 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the crab, green onion, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, lemon zest and lemon juice.
- Combine well.
- Shape into 4 patties, then place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, to firm up.
- Spray your air fryer basket or tray with olive oil.
- Then place your patties on top, and set the temperature to 370 degrees F, for 10 minutes (air fryer setting)
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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