New England Grilled Crab Cakes

Cook Time

10 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

65 mins




1 tsp Butter

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1 Egg

1 tsp Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped

1 lb. Jumbo Lump Crab Meat

1 tsp Lemon Pepper Garlic Herb Seasoning

Lemon Wedges


1 cup panko breadcrumbs

¼ tsp Salt

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Cooking Instructions

Crispy on the outside, with melt-in-your-mouth crab on the inside, these New England Grilled Crab Cakes are an easy and elegant appetizer or light summer meal.

How to Make Crab Cake Patties

Sweet and tender crab is tossed with breadcrumbs and a tangy batter, then grilled until golden for added smokiness. The secret to making traditional crab cakes is to use fresh lump crabmeat with just enough batter to bind the crab, but not overwhelm its natural flavor and sweetness. Serve with lemon wedges and your favorite tartar or cocktail sauce.

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Lemon Pepper Garlic & Herb, and salt until combined. Add the crabmeat to the bowl and gently break up the lumps with your fingers but be careful not to overmix.
  2. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and parsley over the mixture and gently fold them in. The mixture should be somewhat loose. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Keto Crab Cakes

Are you on a keto diet? With a slight twist you can make a keto version. Simply swap the panko breadcrumbs for coconut or almond flour.

Note: It is recommended to use New England Apple Hardwood Pellets with this recipe.

  1. Fire up your pellet grill and set the temperature to 400°F. If you’re using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for high heat. Place cast iron skillet on the grill and let it preheat.
  2. While grill is preheating, remove the crab mixture from the refrigerator and shape into 8 cakes about 1-inch thick. Place butter in preheated cast iron skill and let melt. When the butter is frothy, add cakes to the pan and cook until golden brown on the underside, about 4 minutes. Flip the cakes and turn heat to 350°F. Continue cooking until the other side is golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Special Tools

  • Grill Pan or Cast iron skillet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap


Since these patties only take 10 minutes to cook on the grill, pre make them as part of your Sunday meal prep and cook them up later in the week for a nice and quick meal.

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting