Updated: Maryland-Style Crab Cakes


RECIPE COURTESY OF MICHAEL LOMONACO


Porter House New York


10 Columbus Circle


4th Floor


New York, NY 10019


212-823-9500

1 pound fresh jumbo-lump crabmeat, preferably blue crab, picked of shell fragments (see Note)


1 sweet red pepper, stem and seeds removed, cut into small dice


1 sweet yellow pepper, stem and seeds removed, cut into small dice


1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic


1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut into small dice


1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves


1/3 cup mayonnaise


3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning


2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs


1 teaspoon fine sea salt


1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Olive oil or vegetable oil


Chili Mayonnaise (recipe follows)

  1. Put the crabmeat in a bowl. Add the red and yellow peppers, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, and mayonnaise and stir together gently. Scatter the Old Bay seasoning, ½ cup of the bread crumbs, and the salt and pepper over the mixture, then stir gently but thoroughly. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes; a cold mixture is easier to work with and shape into cakes.


     

  2. Cover a work surface with waxed paper and sprinkle half of the remaining breadcrumbs over it. Scoop up and divide the crabmeat into 4 to 8 equal portions and place each mound on the workspace. Roll 1 portion of crab in the crumbs, pick it up, put it in the palm of 1 hand, and pat it with the fingers of your other hand into a tight, trim, disk-shaped cake, approximately 2 inches in diameter and ¾-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining portions, making sure they are the same thickness to ensure that they cook at the same rate.


     

  3. Spread the remaining breadcrumbs out on the work surface and pat the cakes, 1 at a time, in the crumbs to coat them evenly on all sides. Put the crab cakes in a single layer on 1 or 2 plates, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and no more than 4 hours, so that they firm up enough to keep them from crumbling when cooked.


     

  4. Pour enough oil into the bottom of a wide, deep-sided, heavy-bottomed sauté pan to cover the surface. Heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the crab cakes gingerly, being careful not to crowd the pan. (You might need to cook the crab cakes in 2 batches.) Brown 1 side, approximately 3 minutes, then carefully turn the cakes over with a spatula and brown them on the other side, another 2 to 3 minutes. If browning the cakes in batches, transfer the cooked cakes to a nonstick cookie sheet and keep in a warm oven; add some more oil to the pan and let it heat up before browning the second batch.


     

  5. Divide the crab cakes among 4 to 8 plates and drizzle some chili mayonnaise decoratively over each serving. Serve at once.

Makes 6 to 8 crab cakes, enough to serve 4 to 6 as an appetizer, or 4 as a main course.

Chili Mayo

¼ cup dried ancho chili powder


½ teaspoon ground cumin


¼ cup boiling water


1 tablspoon lime juice


1 cup prepared mayonnaise


Salt and pepper

• Place the chili powder and cumin in a bowl, add the boiling water. Stir and let cool.


• Add the lime juice


• Stir in the mayonnaise


• Season with salt and pepper to taste


• This chili mayo may be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days

Makes about 1 ¼ cups chili mayonnaise

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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