Festive foods take on new meaning during National Football League’s Wild Card Weekend, especially foods made with serious craft beer.
This game day recipe comes our way from Justin Golinski Culinary Director at Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And it uses the brewery’s popular All Day IPA, a 4.7% ABV Session India Pale Ale that drinks like the big boys.
This from Chef Golinski…
“The citrus notes in the All Day IPA pair beautifully with the mild flavor of the crab. Couple that with the Matcha-Lime Mayo and you have an appetizer or even a quick dinner option ready to go.”
And given that you’ll have some Founders All Day IPA left over, it will be the perfect companion while you’re cooking or watching the games.
All Day IPA Crab Cakes
- 1 lb cooked, cleaned crab meat
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup All Day IPA
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- Small handful of chopped green onion
- 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons butter for sautéing
Heat 2-4 tablespoons butter on medium heat in sauté pan.
Combine ingredients and form into 4-5 patties
Cook for approximately 3 1/2 minutes on each side
Serve with Matcha-Lime Mayo (below), lemon wedges, tartar sauce or remoulade.
- 1 cup mayo
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon Matcha powder ( a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, traditionally consumed in East Asia)
- 1 teaspoon ginger
(Combine all ingredients. Serve with All Day IPA Crab Cakes)
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(All image credits: Founders Brewing)