Fall-themed Sides to Pair with Crab Cakes

Get into the feel of fall with these sensational side dishes. All crafted to be perfectly paired with crab cakes! From rich and creamy to crisp and crunchy, there isn’t a texture or flavor that would clash with crab cakes. 

About Cameron’s Crab Cakes 

Maryland crabs cakes have earned a mighty reputation of being the best in the world. Blue crabs are a unique crustacean. Thanks to the wealth of resources found throughout the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland blue crabs have unsurpassed flavor. To maintain that consistency of flavor, Cameron’s Seafood only uses Maryland blue crabs and is a True Blue certified partner, ensuring all the crab meat used in their award winning crab cakes are 100% authentic. 


Fall Squashes 

From butternut to delicata, these sweet and earthy squashes are a natural pairing with crab cakes. Roasted squashes are my favorite. With just a simple splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, you’ll have a fabulous side dish that’ll work well with pan-fried or baked crab cakes. 


Mashed or Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes will pair well with the sweet-buttery crab meat. We recommend going for a more savory preparation with your sweet potatoes. A simple roast with EVOO, salt and pepper or a more robust seasoning of roasted garlic, are both excellent options. 

Brussel Sprouts 

Sautéed or roasted, super-savory or with a touch of honey, a side dish of brussel sprouts work very well with crab cakes. An all-time favorite would be roasted brussel sprouts, where they get a little crispy around the edges, finished with a little splash of balsamic vinegar. That tart and hearty combo balances the rich and buttery crab cakes. 


Sautéed Kale or Chard 

These hearty greens, with that light bite of bitterness, are an ideal side dish to pair with crab cakes. We love kale or chard sautéed with oodles of garlic and a squeeze of citrus, adding a tender-crisp texture and a big nutrient boost to any crab cake dinner. 

Beets & Carrots 

Get spicy with your beets and carrots! These sweet and earthy veggies can handle it (as well as the crab cakes). Seasonings, like cumin, chili powder, chili flakes, za’atar, cracked black pepper, ginger, and curry powder are all excellent options for your beets and carrots. The added spice and heat will be cooled by the rich and meaty crab cakes. 

Buy Fresh Maryland Crab Cakes Online

No need to bother with frequent trips to the grocery store, Cameron’s Seafood is delivered right to your door! We offer customizable shipping options, allowing you to determine when and where you’d like your goodies delivered. On the day your order is scheduled to ship, we catch, prepare and package your order with care, in an insulated box. Our seafood should always reach your doorstep cold and securely packaged (you deserve the best!). That is why we guarantee your shipment with cash refunds or reships. 100% satisfaction is our guarantee! Shop our entire catalog of exceptional seafood here. And, be sure to check out the crab cakes! 


About the author

Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.

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