Crab Cakes with Cajun Cream Sauce - Eating with a Fork

Crab Cakes with Creamy Cajun Sauce - Recipe

My favorite crab cake recipe for tender, fluffy crab cakes made with loads of crab meat, spiced with a blend of Cajun seasonings, then drizzled with a flavorful creamy Cajun sauce. Try this for a great dinner option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crab, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 crab cakes
Calories 339 kcal


  • ¾ cup bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or more to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain spicy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 pound fresh lump crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to make the crab cakes. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, mayonnaise, hot sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery, shallot, serrano and parsley.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a fork. Add the crab meat and hand mix. Form them into 6 crab cakes and set them on a large plate.
  4. Next, make the Cajun Cream Sauce by processing the mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, pickled jalapenos, celery, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice and minced garlic in a food processor until smooth. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Heat a large pan to medium heat and add the butter. Add the crab cakes and cook them for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are nicely browned on both sides. Serve with the Cajun Cream Sauce and lemon wedges.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Mild-Medium. Up the heat a bit with extra serranos and/or Cajun seasonings, or use a spicier Cajun blend.

Nutrition Facts
Crab Cakes with Creamy Cajun Sauce - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 1113mg46%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1595IU32%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.