Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Meyer Lemon Aioli

Created by Brava



Active Time

~20 min

Total Time

~29 min


  • 1 lb lump crabmeat, drained and picked over for shells
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (white parts only, from about 4 green onions)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Zest of 2 Meyer or regular lemons
  • Juice of ½ Meyer or regular lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

kosher salt and black pepper

flaky sea salt (optional)


mixing bowls

Brava metal tray

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Shellfish, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Starter
  • Christmas
  • Dairy Free
  • Eggs
  • Metal Tray
  • Recipes
  • Seafood
  • Serves 4
  • Sides
  • Snack

  1. step

    Prep crab cake mixture

    • In medium bowl, stir together crabmeat, green onions, egg, 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup of the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, half of lemon zest and a few pinches of salt and pepper.

  2. step

    Form crab cakes

    • Using your hands, form crab cake mixture into patties ¾ inch thick and 1½ inches wide. You should have about 24 crab cakes.
    • Put remaining panko bread crumbs on a plate or shallow bowl; coat crab cakes on all sides with bread crumbs.
    • Refrigerate crab cakes for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
    • While crab cakes are refrigerated, prepare aioli.

  3. step

    Make Meyer lemon aioli

    • In small bowl, stir together remaining ½ cup mayonnaise, remaining lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, chives and a pinch of salt and pepper.
    • Refrigerate aioli until ready to serve.

  4. step

    Cook crab cakes

    • Evenly spread a few tablespoons cooking oil on Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.
    • Place 12 crab cakes, evenly spaced apart, in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of metal tray (4 per zone).
    • Slide metal tray into top shelf.
    • Select “Crab Cakes” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.

  5. step


    • When your food is done, transfer crab cakes to serving platter.
    • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if desired, and serve Meyer lemon aioli on the side.
    • Before cooking remaining crab cakes, let metal tray and Brava cool for about 10 minutes before proceeding.