Magick Bayou Crab Cakes with Charred Lemon featuring Mystic Seasonings!

Greetings, Mystic Meows!

Since recently launching my new line of spice blends called Mystic Seasonings a few months ago, the feedback from those that have purchased them has been incredible, and the food meows are making with them and posting about on their socials makes meow so very humble and proud to have my seasonings living in so many homes across the country and even abroad! It’s a trip!

Mystic Seasonings Magick Bayou spice

I wanted to make something beautiful and special with one of the new blends I just added for sale, Magick Bayou! It’s a cute play on words cause, you know… Magick… By You? Get it? 😛 Anymeow, it’s a Cajun/Creole inspired spice mix that’s unique in its own right, but still gives you what you expect from a creole seasoning. Heat and lots of flavor! I thought jazzing up some crab cakes with it was the way to go, and felt all fancy shmancy and decided to pair it with some charred lemons. Here’s some pics along with the recipe! Meow!

Magick Bayou Crab Cakes with Charred Lemons – Makes about 10 pieces.

1 pound of Jumbo Lump or Crab Claw Meat

2 whole eggs

1/4 c. small diced Red Bell Pepper

1/4 c. small diced Green Bell Pepper

1/4 c. finely chopped yellow or green onion

1/2 c. Italian style breadcrumbs

2 Tbls. Mystic Seasonings Magick Bayou spice blend

2 whole lemons sliced in half

Butter & Olive oil

Diced peppers and onions

Place your crab meat into a large bowl and carefully pick through it to remove any shell fragments that might be left behind.

Picked Crab Meat

Once the meat is picked over, add all of your ingredients into the bowl and mix into the crab until well combined.

Combine all ingredients

Take a small amount of crab cake mixture and fry it up to taste for seasoning. Adjust if necessary.

Shape and form your crabby patties using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon. This is so that the cakes are uniform in size and cook at the same time. Not too thick, but not too thin.

Shape your crabby patty!

In your favorite sauté pan, add some butter and a drizzle of olive oil, or cooking oil of choice and on medium low heat, place 4 to 6 crab cakes in the pan, being careful not to crowd them or put to many in at once. Sauté for about 5 minutes per side. Once they’re nice and golden brown, finish them in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Sautéed Crab Cakes

While your crab cakes are finishing in the oven, in the same sauté pan, add more butter and olive oil and set on medium heat. Slice your lemons in half and place them in the pan, cut side down, and allow to char in the pan for about 5 to 7 minutes. Try not to move them around. You can tell that they’re almost ready by how brown the edges look. Once you achieve the desired color and look, remove from the pan and set aside until ready to plate up with your crab cakes!

The lemons

And then… Voila!!

Don’t they just look delicious? So simple and easy to make! I hope you meows click on the Mystic Seasonings link and grab up some spices for yourself! They really are full of Magick and something special! I should know… cause I make them with love and all of my best intentions for you! 🖤✨🔮Well… until we eat again, dear meows… Happy Cooking!

Cheers, hugs, and meows!

Xo

Nikki Meow 🥰✨🖤😻🔮

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Mystic Meals Presents…Mystic Seasonings!!!

Greetings, Mystic Meows!

In this unprecedented and crazy time we’re all living through, the one thing that’s been going on and on in my mind is how now, more than ever, it’s essential to keep being creative and reaching for something new. Keeping ourselves occupied with the possibilities and opportunities that lay hidden underneath the overwhelming realities that we’ve all had to conform to. Sometimes in the depths of the negatives that may be surrounding us, it’s hard to see the positives that are also right there in front of us as well. So with that being said, I’ve decided to roll the dice and take one hell of a risk. Starting my own small business selling my own unique line of seasoning spice blends. Mystic Seasonings. Meow!

It’s funny how the best ideas can literally be right under your nose. Throughout this pandemic, I’ve been asked countless times by friends and family for recipe ideas, and ways to jazz up the ordinary meals that so many of us have to think about and make every day since we’re going out less and less and preparing our food at home. As a Chef, it’s definitely pushed me to try new things, styles of cuisine, methods of cooking, etc. I love all kinds of food… From all over the world. So why not create some groovy as hell seasonings, using everything I’ve learned about while cooking in both professional kitchens and at home? And pass that on to you meows so you can create the most epic mystic meals and make those food memories that’ll get everyone in your realm coming back for seconds and thirds!

So here’s the gist…

My line of spice blends are unique for several reasons. There are no fillers, anti caking agents, or msg. Every batch is made to order and hand crafted by yours truly, so we’re talking small batches, here! Keeping the product as fresh and as potent as possible, while using high quality ingredients such as Spanish Saffron, Molasses Powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, Peppercorns (not that pre ground sawdust pepper stuff), toasted and hand ground herbs and spices, and lots and lots of TLC. Each seasoning blend has it’s own signature flavor profile making it easy to incorporate into the dishes you already know and even easier to start making something fun, exciting, and new to add to your cooking repertoire for anyone at ANY kitchen skill level.

The mixes are… :

Mystic Adobo –

If you’ve ever used Goya products, then you’ll already be familiar with this all purpose seasoning blend. You can literally sprinkle this stuff into anything you choose. It adds that little extra something that goes beyond just salt, pepper, and garlic. I use it all the time and I hope you will, too!

Mystic Sazon/Taco Seasoning-

This one’s a bit of a game changer in the kitchen. Wanna give your food that Hispanic touch? From Spanish style yellow rice, to soups, stews, beans, marinades, taco and fajita night… this spice blend is it! With a distinct Saffron flavor and notes of cumin and coriander, it’s another mix that’ll soon become a staple in your kitchen for sure!

Mystic Jerk Blend-

Afro Caribbean cuisine is a huge part of my Puerto Rican/Colombian roots and growing up in The Bronx, Jamaican food was everywhere. My Jerk Seasoning is the perfect balance of aromatics like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, with that spicy kick of cayenne and scotch bonnet pepper, rounded out by the deep sweetness of cane sugar and molasses. Meows… It’s sooooo goood!! Marinate your chicken, fish, seafood, vegetables, and tofu in this stuff and I guarantee you’ll be like, DAMN!!! That’s some tasty grub!

Jerk Chicken with Toasted Coconut Rice and Sweet Plantains

Each seasoning blend comes in 7oz reusable glass jars with 2 different lid options, one made of cork, and the other a clear grip top plastic. They also come with a cute little wooden spoon attached by twine, for that homemade touch so you can sprinkle the spices on your food! I think they’re adorable and the fact that you can repurpose the jars once their empty is pretty neat. The gift that keeps on giving!

Mystic Adobo Seasoning Jar with lids

Right now I’m taking preorders on my social media platforms, Mystic Meals Instagram DM, and Facebook messaging ( under Mystic Meals, of course ) via PayPal. These pretty ladies are currently selling as a trio set for $35.00 plus $10.00 shipping. I do have some international customers as well and will have to figure out the shipping costs depending upon where you meows are in the world, but I’ll get them to you!!

My goal is to set up ordering here on this website by adding a PayPal button or online store. I’m shooting for the first week of October 2020! I’m super excited for you all to try them out and get cooking with them!! It’s an honor for me to be even a small part of your kitchen routine and there’s more unique, crazy, and delicious seasonings on the way! I’ve got big dreams, meows and I am aiming HIGH! 😛 Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me. I hope this next culinary chapter will inspire us to keep pushing through and challenging ourselves to try new dishes and take a leap of faith, no matter what it is!

Thank you all so much for being here, reading my madness, and for all of the encouragement and support. It means more than I could ever say or write in words.

Until we eat again, mystic friends… Be safe out there. Stay well, and take care!

Cheers, hugs, and meows!

Xo Nikki Meow 😘✨🖤🔮😻