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Shrimp Crab Cake & Bacon Sandwich

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

The succulent taste of shrimp combined with the sweet decadent crab meat makes the best-fried shrimp crab cake topped with crispy bacon the most delicious sandwich I have ever cooked.

If you love shrimp and you love crab, you will dance your way to seafood heaven eating this shrimp crab cake fried or baked it is full of umami delightful flavor.

The key to any recipe is flavor. You want the herbs and spices to burst decadent flavor to your taste buds. An explosion party should be going on in your mouth. That is exactly what my shrimp crab cake with bacon sandwich does. Let's take the pig to the sea.

Ingredients Shrimp Crab & Bacon Sandwich

  • Shrimp- large or jumbo shrimp can be used for this recipe

  • Crab Meat- lump or combo special crab meat is also used 8 oz can

  • Bread crumbs- I like using herb stuffing but Italian bread crumbs or panko is fine. Crackers are another option but not too much you want this to be about the seafood, not a filler

  • Mayonnaise- is used as one of the binding elements in the recipe

  • Egg- definitely need the egg to bind the crab and shrimp together so it won't break and crumble

  • Lemon- gives the cake tang and acid

  • Worcestershire Sauce- gives a savory, tangy, sweet, and salty balance to the recipe

  • Dijon Mustard- provides a tangy burst of flavor

  • Garlic Powder- is less assertive than fresh garlic but still provides that garlicky kick to the cakes

  • Old Bay- provides a spicy kick

  • Black Pepper- carries a complex flavor profile of piney, citrusy notes from the active ingredient black peppercorn

  • Onion Powder- is sweet and savory and needs to boost the flavor

  • Paprika- adds a subtle earthiness

  • Basil- has hints of mint, anise, and pepper the balance of sweet and savory

Let's Cook!

  • Clean, cut, and season the shrimp with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, old bay, black pepper, onion powder, basil, and paprika. Cut the shrimp into bite-size pieces and set to the side to marinate.

  • In a second bowl whisk together the mayo, dijon mustard, black pepper, old bay, Worcestershire sauce, and egg. Blend well.

  • Crush the herb dressing or fold in the bread crumbs, shrimp, and crab meat and form the shrimp crab cakes. Place cakes in the oven to bake or in a frying pan with a little oil and fry them until golden brown on both sides

  • Fry the bacon and set aside. A great crab sauce to the recipe combines mayo, dill relish, garlic powder, sriracha, and hot sauce.

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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