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Hungry Heart: Crab Cakes and GPS

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crab Cakes and GPS

It was a beautiful day for a run yesterday! I wish my legs felt the same way. They felt a little heavy all through the run. I should add a better stretching routine post run.
They warmed up a little after a couple miles, but overall the run felt labored.

Mile 1- 10:31
Mile 2- 10:01
Mile 3- 9:47
Mile 4- 9:46
4.04 miles, 40:30, 10:01 overall pace.

After my run Jess and Jeremy came over for dinner. What's better than good company and crab cakes?



The pasta salad was one of my summertime favorites, Tri-Colore Orzo. The beans were from the in-law's garden. The wine was Lucas Vineyards Cayuga White. It is my go-to wine whenever we can't decide what to drink. It is a semi-dry and went especially nice with the spicy Chipotle Dip on the crab cakes.

Baked Crab Cakes
  • 1 pound crab meat, checked for shells (I used claw meat)
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 1/2  tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbls Dijon mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbls mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbls plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Mix Old Bay through hot sauce in a bowl. Saute pepper, celery, and onion in olive oil until soft. Allow to cool slightly. Mix vegetables with crab. Mix in the sauce, and then the bread crumbs. Refrigerate mixture at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400. Shape cold mixture into 8 cakes and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
If you want crispy crab cakes, turn them once while baking. I am always afraid they will fall apart, so I turned on the broiler to crisp the tops.

If you want even crispier crab cakes, fry them!

These came out great, and I cleaned my plate. I loved that most of the flavor comes from the crab. I hate crab cakes with tons of fillers. I ended up being a little too full, which is a feeling I hate. But the 2nd crab cake was worth it.

The package I have been anxiously waiting for arrived yesterday! I am the proud owner of my very own Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS watch!



I no longer have to run with my iPhone on my arm. Or wait to run when Jerry isn't using his 405. I got the pretty green color so we can tell them apart. Plus I got a great deal on Amazon Lightning a few weeks ago.
I love that this watch tells you your total time, splits, and pace. I got the model with the heart rate monitor, too. It also auto uploads your workout when it gets in range of your computer. So convenient!
Can't wait to test it out!

Have you ever used a GPS watch while you run?

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1 Comments:

At August 24, 2011 at 1:40 PM , Blogger LaurenMcC said...

How do you always run negative splits?? I wish I had a gps watch, the phone app I use does not show my splits.
I like the green!

 

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