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Recipe Of The Month

April

Crab Cake Burgers

4.3 out of 5 stars based on 104 reviews

These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces.

6 servings - Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound crabmeat
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 dashes hot sauce, such as
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Preparation

  1. Mix crab, egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, lemon juice, celery seed, onion powder, pepper and hot sauce in a large bowl. Form into 6 patties.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming. Cook the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: Panko breadcrumbs, also known as Japanese breadcrumbs or bread flakes, are coarser in texture than other dried breadcrumbs. They produce a crispy crust and are less likely to become soggy than finely ground breadcrumbs. Look for panko in the Asian food section of large supermarkets and in specialty Asian markets.

Nutrition: Per serving: 163 calories; 8 g fat ( 2 g sat , 3 g mono ); 86 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 0 g fiber; 350 mg sodium; 310 mg potassium.

 

Challenge Of The Month

Each month, Simply Wellness will offer a wellness challenge and invites anyone who is looking to improve their wellbeing to participate. Make these challenges a part of your daily routine and a personal goal for the month. Adhere to the challenge and always remind yourself that you are important and these changes will enable you to make gradual progress towards a healthier lifestyle.

April

Remember when you were a kid and had "play" time each week? Imagine the benefits on your stress levels and personal well-being if you took time out for yourself each week. Over 50% of U.S. adults do not get enough physical activity to provide health benefits, and 26% are not active at all in their leisure time. (United States Department of Agriculture. MyPyramid. 2005)

Try These:

  1. Go for a bike ride
  2. Play a recreational sport in the backyard (i.e. soccer, softball, etc.)
  3. Take a walk
  4. Play tag with your kids, grandkids or neighbors.
  5. Overall, just have fun and enjoy the coming of springtime.