Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

Father’s day is tomorrow, which may look different this year. You may have to make dinner this year, unless you are lucky to get out door dining (if weather is nice).

This is the first father’s day for my wonderful husband. He has been such an amazing father and husband during this time. Nap times are the roughest moments in parenting, but we will get through it! (Any suggestions for a crazy, on-the-go boy that doesn’t stop?). I love watching my husband becoming a father, the giggles this little boy does with him, crawling quickly to him when he gets home, and saying “da da” (even though it probably doesn’t mean daddy). We are celebrating the dads on his side today and tomorrow with my family.

Tomorrow we will celebrate my dad as well. My dad is the most inspiring, caring, humble, God-loving man I have ever met. In October 2019 he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer that went to his bones. He didn’t get blood work done for 6 years (which is something I preach to my clients about getting annually!). I beat myself up for not pushing him more to get it done, but we can’t live in the past.

If you met my dad, you would never know he had this diagnosis. He continues to work hard on the farm 6 days a week, 12 hours or more working on tractors, working in the fields, and much more. During his “down” time he works on his grass, his tractors, and now building a boat dock for his cabin on the lake. This man doesn’t stop, except when his body tells him to rest. Any man at his age would be tired after what my dad does dad in and out, add metastatic cancer on top. He is so incredible. He doesn’t complain about his constant back pain or anything.

We are believing the Lord is going to heal him so he can live a healthy, strong life for more decades. We can praise the Lord as my dad’s PSA has come super low, we know he is a God of healing and has a purpose for everything! Bryce is his best buddy and I can’t wait to watch Bryce (and any other kids we have) learn from my dad (his obedience to the Lord, farming skills, building skills, and his self-less personality).

If you are like my family, we don’t like to go out to eat on these “holidays” since they get so busy. We usually make dinner for our parents. When I cook for my parents, I always want it to be as healthy and delicious filled with lean or grass fed meat, tons of veggies (I will make zucchini and beets since my dad loves beets), and usually potatoes. If you are looking to change up your usual father’s day dinner, try out these delicious and easy crab cakes with a lemon dill yogurt sauce. Goes well with brown rice and asparagus (which is Jersey Fresh right now!).


Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

Recipe by Chrissie Bittner, RD
Servings

6 cakes

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes

Ingredients for crab cake

  • 16 oz can of crab meat

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley, fresh

  • 1 tsp dill, dried

  • 1 tbsp Dijion mustard

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain

  • S&P

  • Ingredients for lemon dill yogurt sauce
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain

  • 1/2 lemon zest

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 tbsp Dijion mustard

  • 1 tsp dill, dried

  • S&P

Directions

  • Mix all crab cake ingredients together.
  • Form into cakes.
  • Cook on oiled cast iron for 4 minutes on both sides OR air fry for 12 minutes (spray air fryer to prevent sticking)
  • While the crab cakes are cooking, mix together sauce ingredients. Let it sit in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy with Jersey Fresh asparagus and brown rice!



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