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Cape Cod Blue Crab Cake with Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:
FOR THE CRAB CAKE
Utilize any of the Phillip’s Signature or Chef’s Special Crab cakes. These come in a variety of sizes adaptable to your final menu price point.
If you have a favorite crab cake recipe of your own, be sure to use one of the 4 varieties of Phillip’s Crab Northern Haserot carries. They are Jumbo Lump, Backfin Lump, Special and Claw.
FOR THE SAUCE
8 T Unsalted butter
2 T Chopped shallots
6 ea. Sprigs of fresh MarketSource thyme
1/3 C White wine
2 T Champagne vinegar
2/3 C Gold Coast Sea Clam Juice
½ C Bocelli 12 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar (at least 8 year old)
½ C Heavy Cream
½ tsp Dijon mustard
Instructions:
Melt 2 T of the raw butter over medium high heat until foam subsides
Add shallots, cook quickly
Add thyme, wine and champagne vinegar - simmer until thick (about 3 minutes)
Add clam juice and balsamic vinegar - continue to simmer until reduced to a syrupy glaze (about 10-12 minutes)
Reduce heat to low and whisk in the remaining 6 T of raw butter a little at a time, whisking constantly
Turn off heat and whisk in the mustard and the lemon juice
Strain sauce - discard any solids - hold on side
Heat 2 T clarified butter in sauté pan over medium flame
Place crab cake into heated pan browning one side, flip and repeat
Remove to service plate
Spoon warm mustard sauce around crab cake
Garnish with fresh thyme or chervil sprigs and halved grape tomatoes