Monday, 2 May 2011

Detox Friendly Crab & Prawn Cakes

Many of you on twitter will know that I have been on a detox recently. What entails you might ask? Well it's basically anything that doesn't include wheat, salt, sugar, dairy, alcohol and caffeine. So what can you eat? Lots of things. To keep it short, it involves lots of water, fresh juices and goat's cheese and yogurt. Here's 2 recipes that I made up to keep this detox tasty and easy. 

Cheat’s Caesar Dressing
1tbsp Light Tahini
½ tsp Minced garlic
½ tsp Marigold Vege Stock powder
1½ Tbsp Vegan Mayo
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Dash of Tobasco Sauce
1 tbsp Honey
Grated Goat’s Cheese

Whisk well. If you find it too thick, add bit of hot water till preferred consistency. I use this for all sorts of stuff. For example as a replacement for egg to bind crab cakes.
Crab Prawn Cakes
4 potatoes boiled, cooled and mashed
3 shallots chopped
2 red chillies chopped
handful of chopped coriander
1 portion of above Caesar dressing (best thicker in consistency, so don’t water down)
big handful of raw king prawns chopped coarsely
2 tins crab meat

Mix all well and make into whatever size patties you want. I usually go for smaller ones about 1 inch thickness. Toss in fine polenta/corn meal and then shallow fry in olive oil. Medium heat till deep golden brown on both sides. I find that if you refridgerate them first, they fry better.
Serve with steamed veg.

So what do you think? It's tasty that's for sure and according to a friend who I've passed this recipe to, she reckons it's easy and delicious! If anyone is interested, I might post up more recipes. Cooking's a pleasure for me so with food like this, detoxing is super easy! 


  1. Hey Kenneth! Nice cheat for the caesar salad and delicious looking crabcakes! How long have you been on this detox and is there a specific reason for it? Thanks for the recipe! x

  2. @Kharina: Hey! We've done it for whole month of April and now planning to do the same for May before going to holiday in June. Nothing in particular, body felt tired and bloated from eating too much wheat and junk so my OH & myself do this detox a few times a year to feel better. Weight loss is definitely a bonus but not a goal as such. he loves these crabcakes, they're so good, you won't believe they're detox friendly! X

  3. I want to love but there's mayo. I'm sorry. My opinion would be best kept to myself on mayo, or least when we are in private!

  4. @charlie: Haha what's with you and mayo? There's no egg in vegan mayo, you sould omit out the mayo and you will still be fine! X

  5. These are yumm.. have made them and thoroughly enjoyed!!!!

  6. @beautyWowza: Thanks! Glad you approve! xx

  7. Nom nom nom! :) The other half has now been forwarded the link for this post and I am waiting to be fed! lol

  8. @Ms.Wedgie: Oooh good luck and let me know how it goes ok? X

  9. Thanks so much for this recipe - it sounds gorgeous. So glad to see you are channelling all your talents in one place. LOVE the recipes.

  10. @britishbeautyblogger: Thanks Jane! Hehe much appreciated support! See u soon hopefully & oh good luck with your diet! xx