Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Soy Bean Succotash
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Nathan Gresham, Beausoleil, Baton Rouge, LA
Makes 4 Servings
Soy Bean Succotash
Corn Infused Cream
Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Grind 1/2 cup of the panko breadcrumbs in a food processor until powdery. Set aside.
Add butter to a saute pan set over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
Add green onions, Bechamel, Parmesan, panko, celery salt, cayenne, dry mustard, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Gently stir in crabmeat and form into 4 evenly-sized balls.
Pat out into 1/2-inch thick cakes.
In a heavy cast iron skillet heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Roll each cake in ground panko and saute until browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
Melt butter in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Whisk in flour, stirring constantly, until flour just begins to color, 6 to 8 minutes.
Whisk in milk and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool.
Cook bacon until crispy; set aside. Strain and reserve bacon fat.
Heat a large saute pan to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat.
Add onion and bell pepper and saute until tender. Add garlic, corn, and bacon and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Deglaze pan with white wine. Add soybeans and simmer for 1 minute.
Add basil and Corn Infused Cream and simmer for 2 minutes.
Corn Infused Cream
Place all ingredients in a saucepot over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain and cool.
Place garlic, eggs yolk, and whole egg in the bowl of a food processor and process briefly to blend.
With motor running, slowly drizzle in grapeseed oil and blend until emulsified.
When oil is incorporated, slowly add lemon juice and Sambal paste.
Remove to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Divide succotash among 4 plates. Place a crab cake atop succotash and add a dollop of aioli atop each crab cake.
Serve at once.