Open Face Crab Burgers with a Red Pepper Dressing

Ingredients, Red Pepper Dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (homemade or organic)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced drained roasted red pepper from jar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

Ingredients, Crab burgers

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (homemade or organic)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced drained roasted red pepper from jar
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 3/4 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
  • 3 3-to 4-inch ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter plus more for rolls
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
  • 6 crisp heart of romaine lettuce leaves, trimmed to 6-inch length

Tools

  • Saute Pan
  • Two Cookie Sheets
  • Food Processor (for homemade mayo)
  • Cutting Board

Directions, Red Pepper Dressing

  1. Stir together all ingredients with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

Directions, Crab Burgers

  1. Whisk first 7 ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Mix in red pepper and green onion. Gently mix in crab and 3/4 cup panko.
  3. Sprinkle 1 cup panko on rimmed baking sheet. Using 1/4 cupful for each burger, shape crab mixture into twelve 3-inch patties. Press into crumbs on sheet to coat both sides; keep crab burgers on sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat broiler. Spread cut sides of rolls with butter. Broil rolls, buttered side up, until golden, about 2 minutes; cover.
  5. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add burgers to skillet. Sauté until brown, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. Arrange 1 roll half, cut side up, on each plate. Top each with lettuce leaf, then 2 crab burgers. Spoon dressing over.

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