On their own, crab cakes make a delightful treat that’s satisfying to our tastebuds. However, eating crab cakes on their own sometimes isn’t enough to keep us fulfilled, so they’re often paired with a tasteful side dish that complements their unique sweet and savory flavor. Listed below are four side dishes that pair well with crab cakes’ sweet and savory flavor.
Nothing complements the sweet and savory flavors of tender crab meat better than grilled vegetables, so if you’re making crab cakes, go ahead and serve them with some grilled corn, asparagus, or onions for a splash of color and nice smokey and charred taste.
Compared to grilled vegetables’ smokey and charred flavor, roasting vegetables caramelizes them, producing a naturally sweet flavor that pairs well with the sweet and savory flavors linked to crab cakes. It’s relatively easy and quick to make roasted vegetables; all you have to do is add some seasoning, like salt, pepper, basil, and parsley, then throw them in the oven to cook for a few minutes. Having a side of roasted vegetables with your crab cakes also gives them a rustic and elegant feel, creating the perfect vibe for a nice dinner to serve on date night or at functions.
Seasoned potatoes are a great side dish that pairs well with both crabs and crab cakes. They’re fulfilling, easy to cook, have a delectable taste, and, depending on how they’re cooked, can be soft and mush or hard and crunchy. Potatoes can be seasoned with various herbs and spices, including salt, pepper, cilantro, oregano, or parsley, then cooked using a method of grilling, baking, frying, roasting, or boiling, making them the ideal dish to pair with crab cakes.
Green salad is a great side dish to serve with crab cakes. It’s a quick and easy dish that can be prepared with arugula, radish, mustard greens, or vinaigrette sauce, making it a refreshing, tasty, and healthy option.
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION FOR THE BEST CRABS IN BALTIMORE!
Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!
You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!
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