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Grilled Sesame Crab Hash Recipe

Serves 6


  • 12 ounces lump crabmeat, picked clean, shredded by hand
  • 1 1/2 cups red potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 2 medium roasted red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds, ground in a coffee or spice grinder
  • 1 tsp oriental sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil (not virgin or extra-virgin)
  • Black Bean Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup fermented black beans, well rinsed, chopped
  • 1 cup fish stock, clam juice, or water
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp cornstarch, mixed with
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 large tomatoes, firm, ripe and meaty, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, slivered


1. Preheat the broiler.
2. In a large bowl, combine first 11 ingredients (through the first salt and pepper) and toss gently with two forks until well mixed.
3. Shape the crab mixture into 6 large patties.
4. Place on a rack in a broiler pan, brush with the olive oil, and broil until golden, about 5 minutes.
5. Carefully turn on the other side and broil for 5 minutes more.
6. Place each patty on a plate and spoon 1/4 cup of the black bean sauce on one side of the patty and 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce on the other.

Black Bean Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cups):
1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, ginger and black beans.
3. Cook, stirring gently for 1 minute.
4. Add the fish stock (or clam juice, or water), soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar.
5. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
6. Add the cornstarch/water mixture and stir over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.

Tomato Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cups):
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the shallots and garlic.
3. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
4. Add the tomatoes and cook uncovered until the tomatoes are soft, about 7 minutes.
5. Stir in the basil and cook for 1 minute.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Crab
Main Dish
Preparation Method:Grill
Dish:Spreads and Sauces

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