Monday, May 13, 2013

Crabby Monday

Miles today: 4.03 miles, progressive run (10:07 min, 9:28 min, 8:46 min, 8:21 min) 
Miles in 2013: 383.21 miles

Confession. I didn't foam roll yesterday. I typed it in and had all intentions of doing so...but then didn't. Dinner was so good and I was busy pouring over my summer training schedule, and then it was sooo late, so I went to bed.'s on the schedule for today.

Part of the reason I skipped on the foam rolling was because I made these crab cakes and salsa. Oh my freaking lord, were they good. I would compare it to summertime goodness exploding in your mouth. Larry even said to get rid of the bed of greens I served them on because the greens were just filler and getting in the way of him eating more crab cake. Yep. We will be eating these often. You can judge for yourself. 

Cilantro Crab Cakes with Avocado-Corn Salsa

1 lb lump crab meat
1/2 c fat free, plain greek yogurt
1/2 c whole wheat panko
1/2 c diced yellow bell pepper
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 large egg
2 heaping tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic
3-4 dashes hot sauce
salt and pepper (I eyeballed it, a little less than 1/2 tsp each....)

Avocado-Corn Salsa (inspired by this dijon corn salsa)

1 can corn, drained
1-2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 small avocado, chopped
1 tbs ff greek yogurt
1 tbs olive oil mayo
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4-1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped
2-3 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
  • In a large bowl mix all crab cake ingredients together. Form into patties. (makes about 8 good sized cakes)
  • In a second large bowl, mix all salsa ingredients together. Season to taste. (And then try not to eat it all before the crab cakes are finished cooking)
  • Spray a griddle with non-stick cooking spray (or 1 tbs olive oil in a skillet) and cook cakes on medium for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Serve on baby greens and top with generous amount of salsa. 

I may even change the name from avocado-corn salsa to avocado-corn salad just so when I eat the entire bowl, it isn't weird. 

I cannot wait to make leftover crab cakes into crab cake eggs benedict. Breakfast this week just started looking up!