This is one of those recipes that I get SOO excited about. It came to me like a light bulb! Like one of those, wow, why have I not been doing this all along moments. You know those?
So it was New Years Day, I had the fam over and made brunch. One of the items on the menu was crab cakes. mmmmm Normally when I make crab cakes I serve them with a spicy cajun aioli (read Mayonnaise sauce) You know my love for mayo already. But at 100 calories per tablespoon, that is a steep price to pay!
the idea came to me.
What if I made a SAVORY whipped cream?!! What?!?
I have to admit, I’m actually a little mad at myself for not thinking of this earlier. Like, why did this glorious idea not previously enter my brain before. Gaahh!! But I guess we can’t live in the past can we? We have to move on and eat deliciously!
So here’s what you do. First get yourself some heavy whipping cream. Like the real stuff, from the carton.
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Now you need to either get out your handy dandy stand mixer, or one of these works great too!
Whip the cream for about 5 minutes until it’s, well you know, looking like whipped cream. There should be stiff peaks, and technically you should be able to hold the bowl upside down over your head! But before you do this, you will want to reeeaallly trust your whipped cream making skills.
Then, gently fold in any herbs and spices you choose. Obviously start out with Salt, Pepper and Garlic. Duh! (Are you sensing a trend that every recipe I make has Salt, Pepper and Garlic?) I usually also add a little mustard powder, dill and cayenne for some zip.
Now, how do you serve this savory whipped cream you ask? Well, let’s go back to the crab cakes!