Crab Cake Sliders with Jalapeno Aioli + “Paying it Forward”

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It was
a beautiful weekend in the Bay Area.
  The skies had hues of crystal
blue along with a few hints of cirrus clouds hanging around at 50,000 feet
above ground.  No wind in sight and my
flip flops made it out of the closet and on to my feet.  Spent Saturday in
San Francisco at a leaders retreat workshop for a professional organization I belong
to.  It was a stunning day to spend the
day in the city. 
San Francisco is known for its perfectly sweet crab and the season in full swing.  On the way home, I picked up some Chicken of
the Sea lump crab from Trader Joes since I promised hubby I would make my Crab
Cake Sliders with Jalapeno Aioli.

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I wanted to remind everyone that
Chicken of the Sea is celebrating their 100th birthday this year and
wanted to pay it forward as part of their celebration.  They have invested One Million Dollars in the
Great American Gratitude Tour.  You can
be a part of this historic event by clicking on to their website here and
nominating someone who is doing great work in their community by making a
difference for others.  If they are
selected they will share in part of the one million dollars for their cause.
If you happen to be in the HoustonTexas
area, you can visit Chicken of the Sea at Walmart at 9460 W. Sam Houston
Parkway in Houston on
March 28th from 11am to 2pm or the Houston
Children’s Festival at 901 Bagby in Houston on
March 29 to 30 from 10:30am to
 For more information on local
tour stops and to nominate a friend or charity to win $10,000 please click
here.  Chicken of the Sea is holding a
photo contest at its tour stops – use #100yearsof good with your tour photo for
the chance to win $100.  Click here for
You can pay it forward on a daily
basis by doing simple random acts of kindness. 

It is all about being selfless, sincere, and compassionate and making a
difference in someone else’s life.  Just
last night I was at Trader Joes and an older gentleman was behind me with three
items in his hand and on the other hand had a basket full of items.  It felt so good to say to him – why don’t you
go ahead of me.  He was so grateful but I
think it brought me more joy than him. 
Think about how you can incorporate the words – “How can I help you?” as
part of your everyday vocabulary.
Here are 9 simple things you can
do today to pay it forward:
  1. Hold the door open for the person behind you.
  2. Clean out your old clothes and donate
    them.  What is old to you is new to
    someone else.
  3. Listen intently to someone’s stories without
    trying to fix everything.
  4. Simply say hello to a stranger
  5. Pay for the toll for the person behind you
  6. Become a mentor or tutor for someone in need
  7. Bake cookies for your neighbors or colleagues
  8. Send a nice email or handwritten note to
    someone you know to brighten their day
  9. Help someone get your parking space in a
    crowded parking lot when your leaving
Last week I made Spicy Chicken ofthe Sea Potato Croquettes and this week my Crab Cake Sliders are making the way
onto the scene.  They are a two to three
bite delight with a spicy kick and super satisfying.  The sweetness of the crab shines through
along with the crispy crust created from the panko coating.  I adore the spicy kick of the jalapeno aioli
and the rich bun that was grilled to perfection.  I would suggest that you run don’t walk to
pick up a container of the Chicken of the Sea lump crab meat – it is so
1 Red bell
pepper (finely diced)
6 Green onions
finely chopped, about 1 cup
2 t. Crushed
garlic (from the jar is fine)
1 t. Worcestershire
3 Shakes of Tabasco sauce
1 T. Old Bay Seasoning
Mix all of the
ingredients (except panko bread crumbs and vegetable oil). Be careful not to
over mix the crab.
Use a small ice
cream scooper to form the crab cakes. Place the panko in a separate bowl. Cover
each crab cake with the panko bread crumbs. Place onto a large plate or cookie
sheet and refrigerate until ready to fry and serve.
To cook, add
vegetable oil to large frying pan and heat to medium heat – you do not want to
burn the crab cakes. Fry on each side until golden brown. Drain on a paper
towel and serve immediately with lemon aioli.
1 Seeded
Jalapeno, minced
Mix all
ingredients together in a bowl and let sit in refrigerator until ready to
Makes about 25
small or 8 to 10 large crab cakes

Disclosure:  Compensation was provided by Chicken of the
Sea.  The opinions expressed herein are
those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of
Chicken of the Sea.  A HUGE thank you for
your visits and making my blog part of your day.
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