Yup, it’s true, I used up my fifteen minutes of (dubious) fame when I competed on The View’s Next Food Network Star (a precursor to the popular show currently on the Food Network) back in 2004.
Sadly, I didn’t win, though I did come in 3rd out of 16, and I had a GREAT time doing it. I went to NYC several times and got to meet Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Rocco DiSpirito in the process.
My favorite round was crab cakes, which I love, and Bobby Flay was our celebrity chef guest judge. I did a trio of crab cakes (Maryland, Southwestern, and Asian) which were pretty awesome (she types modestly) if I do say so. Bobby (who was very nice in person BTW) must not have hated them, because I’m happy to say I made it to the next round.
I’d love to share those crab cake recipes with you – but along with the tapes of the shows, they got lost somewhere in our travels. But not to worry, since none of those recipes were low carb or gluten free, and they certainly weren’t Whole 30 compliant, I put together a crab cake recipe that meets all of those criteria.
Are they as good as my competition crab cake recipes? No. Those had lots of decadent ingredients in them that I couldn’t use for these (like a yummy tequila mango sauce, nom nom nom!) However, while these low carb crab cakes might not be winning me any contests, they are still pretty delicious – and so much healthier for you!
I’d venture to guess that even Bobby Flay would approve, since the minimal ingredients highlight the delicately sweet flavor of the crab. Which is as it should be because good crab meat doesn’t really need anything to make it taste amazing. Except this roasted red pepper sauce – which tastes great with almost everything!
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