Recipe courtesy Adam Bartos, executive chef partner, The Capital Grille
YIELD: 15 ½ lbs. or 72 each – 3oz Cakes
SHELF LIFE: 2 days
Dry mustard 5 tsp.
Cayenne Pepper, ground 3/4 tsp.
Worcestershire sauce 4 Tbsp.
Parsley, fresh chopped 1 Tbsp.
Pasteurized Liquid Whole Eggs 2 Cups
Mayonnaise 4 Cups
Garlic powder 3/4 Tbsp.
Onion powder 3/4 Tbsp.
Old Bay seasoning 1 ¼ Tbsp.
Kosher salt 1 ¼ Tbsp.
Lobster meat (broken, largest piece ¾”) 6 lbs.
Panko Bread Crumbs 7 ¼ oz.
Lump Crab 8 lbs. *California and Seattle use Dungeness Crab
1. Fully thaw the lobster so there are no ice crystals. Gently squeeze all of the excess moisture from the lobster. Carefully examine the lobster and crab meats a handful at time and remove any shell fragments. Place the lobster and crab in stainless mixing bowl. Gently combine.
2. In a separate mixing bowl combine the dry mustard, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire, parsley, eggs, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, old bay seasoning and salt.
3. Add panko breadcrumbs to the wet mixture and fold until combined. DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL BREADCRUMBS, allow the mixture to rest so the breadcrumbs have adequate time to absorb excess moisture.
4. Pour the breadcrumb mixture over the bowl of lobster and crab. Gently FOLD cleaned the lobster no larger than ¾ inch and crabmeat by hand until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX. Chunks of crabmeat should be clearly visible in finished mixture. The process of combining should only take six to eight folds.
a) Crab and lobster should have all shell and cartilage removed
b) DO NOT OVERMIX. Chunks of crabmeat should be clearly visible in finished mixture.
c) Panko breadcrumbs are weighed to ensure variance of crumb size is not a factor.