Blackstone Weekend Eats – Crab Cakes on the Blackstone Outdoor Griddle

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Blackstone Weekend Eats for your Blackstone Outdoor Griddle

We did it guys, we survived another relentless winter and spring is finally here. I love the spring season, the days get warmer and longer, so everyone can finally spend more time in the beautiful outdoors. I truly believe there’s no better way to welcome back the warmer temperatures than relaxing by the beach and enjoying fresh seafood. When I was a child, my family would spend countless spring afternoons sitting on the beach, talking about life enjoying the perfect weather. These days were never without a snack, and ours were these little crab cake bites bought from the local seafood restaurant nearby. Because of these frequent days spent on the beach, crab cakes have become one of my all-time favorite foods. I mean really, who doesn’t love crab?

Since then, I’ve made sure to kick spring off with my favorite crab cake recipe and I’m extremely excited to share it with all you crab lovers. I’ve made these for family members, for co-workers, friends and the feedback is always great. Thanks to my Blackstone Outdoor Griddle, making them has never been easier. But we simply cannot have them as is. I’ve found that grilled veggies are the best pairing for this, which are also very easy to cook on the Blackstone Outdoor Griddle. I’ve created grocery lists for you so that you can get these recipes going this weekend on your Blackstone Griddle! 

Crab Cakes

Grocery List:

  • 1 lb fresh lump crab meat
  • ½ cup saltine crackers, crushed (or dry breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions for your Blackstone Outdoor Griddle:

  1. In a small bowl, mix cracker (or bread) crumbs, mustard, Old Bay and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce. Gently fold in the crumb mixture.
  3. Add the crab meat and parsley, and gently shape into 6 cakes, making sure not to break up the crab meat. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Refrigerate the cakes for at least an hour to ensure that they won’t fall apart while cooking.
  5. Heat the oil and butter on your Blackstone Griddle over medium heat. Fry the crab cakes for about 6-8 minutes, gently flipping half-way through. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

Grilled Veggies

Grocery List:

  • 3 red peppers (about 375g), seeded and halved
  • 3 yellow squash (about 500g total), sliced lengthwise into 1 1/4 cm thick rectangles
  • 12 chestnut mushrooms (about 250g)
  • 1 bunch (about 500g) asparagus, trimmed
  • 12 spring onions (about 100g), roots cut off
  • 60 ml, plus 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped

Instructions for your Blackstone Outdoor Griddle:

  1. Turn your Blackstone Outdoor Griddle on medium-high heat. Brush the vegetables with 60ml of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper.
  2. Working in batches, griddle the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the peppers, 7 minutes for the yellow squash, courgette, aubergine, and mushrooms, 4 minutes for the asparagus and spring onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they’ve been placed on the hot griddle.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tbsp of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.

Kick spring off right with this amazing dish that I hold dear to my heart. If you need a quick, easy and delicious snack to bring with you on your outdoor adventures, you cannot go wrong with this recipe. Do this recipe justice by cooking it on a Blackstone Outdoor Griddle, don’t settle for mediocre pans! There are even multiple sizes so you can choose the one that will fit your outdoor cooking space best. Shop now and complete your outdoor kitchen today!

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Every other week we will be sharing a couple recipes with grocery lists for Blackstone Griddle weekend menu! Stay tuned for more great recipes!

I shared my favorite recipe with you, now let’s see yours! Leave a comment below of your best crab cake recipe! 

14 thoughts on “Blackstone Weekend Eats – Crab Cakes on the Blackstone Outdoor Griddle

  1. Nicholas Trigiil says:

    Just got the 36inch griddle,and the instructions say to wash the new surface with hot soapy water only one time to remove the coating that was shipped with the griddle..however on the web it says to turn ot on till it smokes and then stops smoking,and coat it with oil to season it Which one is correct

    • Venessa Pixton says:

      Both actually. The hot soapy water is not to remove the coating it is simply to remove anything that could have stuck in the coating. Once you’ve done the wash you can put a thin layer of cooking oil all over the griddle top, turn it up until it begins to smoke, the temperature will depend on the type of oil that you choose. You allow it to smoke for 20 to 30 minutes, it will stop smoking when it’s done. Then you turn it down, put another thin layer of oil and do the same thing over again. We recommend you do that 3 to 4 times to have a good initial seasoning. Parts of the griddle top that had the coating on it you’ll see it darken up faster. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to to call us at 435-252-3030 ext 1.

    • Venessa Pixton says:

      We do not test the 17″ in this way. If you have an adapter that will go through our regulator to regulate the pressure then it should be fine. I apologize, we have only tested with the 1-lb bottles and the adapter to a standard propane tank.

  2. Paula Dunn says:

    I tried to get the Griddle Seasoning & Care Guide using the QR Reader. I didn’t get anything except comments about from new customers. Suggestions?

  3. Diana Peck says:

    We just received our tailgates blackstone grill. I can’t seem to get the griddle clean. Black flakes from the griddle keep getting into the food and I have to throw it out. Any suggestions

    • Venessa Pixton says:

      The griddle top is just a piece of steel and has no coating or anything. The black flakes is your seasoning, so old oil. You can remove the seasoning like you would rust. Here is a link to a video that you can refer to on how to do that and start over. The nice thing with the tailgater griddle top is you can cover it lightly with a thin layer of oil and bake it in your oven at 400 for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times rather than using propane if you prefer. If you season it well that oil will polymerize to build a layer of protection. We scrape the griddle clean with oil and a metal scraper but the goal is to have it be shiny and black. We use water only sometimes when something is really stubborn or messy. Please call us with questions. 435-252-3030 x 1 and we can talk you through it. –

  4. Dee says:

    How do you know which notch to turn to for medium heat? I want these perfect at the first tailgate of the football season. Thanks


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