Lump Crabcake & Avocado Sliders

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by Chris on May 28, 2012

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Summer…beaches, cookouts, outside dining, a glass of wine or cold mug of beer…I am excited it’s here. With all the wonderful times that come with summer vacation, the one food I thoroughly enjoy with all these elements are crab or salmon cakes.  Dressed lightly with a dab of a remoulade sauce or aioli?  I am a happy girl.

A few months ago, when I went back to Salt Lake for work, I was happy to see Kalyn, Barbara, and Tiffany again.  I was also able to take the girls from work to Park City during one of our free evenings. Before hitting the Outlets, we grabbed a quick bite at the Hapa Grill. We were not only pleased with the atmosphere and the customer service, but we appreciated the server’s knowledge about the gluten-free options.  This helped my colleague who had recently learned of her intolerance.  While she ordered suggested GF dish, (and despite the snow on the ground) I ordered a version of my warm weather favorite, the Lump Crabcake & Avocado Slider’s, served with ponzu citrus mayo, balsamic caramelized, red onion, and poblano peppers. They were so satisfying. Then, Liz made the comment, “Oh, I am going to miss crab cakes.” When crab cakes are a summer staple, that’s a difficult thought to digest.

I knew, once I ate the Hapa Grill sliders, I would recreate them in my own kitchen.  That time came recently, and while I was grocery shopping for the ingredients, I came across Gillian’s Foods Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs.  I sent a picture text to Liz with the message,  “I see crab cakes in your future”. This time, she was a happy girl once she learned where to find them.

Finally, months after eating at Hapa and finding GF bread crumbs, made my own crab cakes. Wanted to be able to share a successful, gluten free option with Liz, I made these Gluten-Free. If I didn’t tell you these Lump Crabcake & Avocado Sliders were gluten free you’d wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. But, they are easily adaptable and can be made with your preferred, regular breadcrumbs and rolls.

 

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PinkPolkaDot May 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM

It looks delicious! I wish winter is over, already, in my part of the world!

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