Curry Crab Cake with Coconut Basil Tartar Sauce

Curry Crab Cake with Coconut Basil Tartar Sauce


Curry Crab Cake

  • 8oz jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapeño
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 4 tbsp finely shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp ghost pepper hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 3 tbsp panko
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp old bay
  • 1/4 tsp salt - additional to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 cup fine coconut

Coconut Basil Tartar sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • Salt to taste


Prepare your sauce. Combine all ingredients and whisk until well mixed; refrigerate until ready for use.

Combine jalapeño, lime juice, bell pepper, lime zest, coconut milk, hot sauce, curry, old bay, salt, and shredded coconut. Gently fold in crab and taste for seasoning. Add egg yolks and panko bread crumbs and form into tablespoon sized balls.  In a small bowl add equal parts panko bread crumbs and finely shredded coconut. Roll each ball in the breading and shallow fry in vegetable oil at 350 degrees for 1-2 minutes of each side or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain excess oil on a paper towel. Garnish with a small lime wedge and coconut basil Tatar sauce. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2290kcal Calories from fat 1747
% Daily Value
Total Fat 194g 298%
Saturated Fat 71g 355%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 518mg 173%
Sodium 1840mg 77%
Carbohydrate 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
Sugars 19g
Protein 60g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g