(Makes 8 good sized crab cakes)
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound jumbo lump crab meat
1/4 bread crumbs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Old bay seasoning (optional)
Saute the onion, pepper, and celery in the butter until the onion becomes soft and translucent (6-8 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Refridgerate this mixture until it is chilled – depending on your refridgerator, this could take 30-60 minutes.
Preheat the broiler and set a rack in the middle of the oven. In a large bowl, combine the chilled veggies, the crab meat, bread crumbs, seasoning, and the mayonnaise. Use your hands like you would with hamburger meat. Then, just like hamburgers, shape the crab into cakes/patties and place equidistant from each other on a pre-greased cookie sheet. Try to get all of them to be the same size.
Broil for 6 minutes. Take them out and flip each crab cake over carefully, so as to keep them in tact. Place back in the broiler for 5 minutes. Serve over a fresh salad and ENJOY!