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Liza Tarbuck Sits In

1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 August 2011

Nigel Barden cooks up some crab cakes, enjoyed by Liza along with the ever-hungry Matt Williams (Sport), Pauline McCole (Money) and travel supremo Nick Duncalf.

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    The Cock n Bull Kid Yellow

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    The Beatles Till There Was You

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    Coldplay Viva La Vida

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    Prefab Sprout Cars & Girls

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

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    Texas Summer Son

    Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for Huey Lewis

    Huey Lewis and The News If This Is It

    Huey Lewis & The News - Sports, Chrysalis

  • Nigel's Recipes: Crab Cakes

    Nigel's Recipes: Crab Cakes

    by Richard Johnson from Street Food Revolution (Kyle books)

    Serves 6

    Prep time: 30-40 mins (+ 30mins in fridge)

    Cooking time: 10 mins


    500g potatoes, cut into even pieces (King Edwards are fine)

    125g butter

    1 bunch of spring onions, freshly chopped

    2 garlic cloves

    3 green chillies, diced

    50g fresh ginger, peeled & grated

    1 tbsp ground cumin

    4 large crabs, cooked & dressed

    Juice of 1 lime

    1 bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

    6 eggs

    Plain flour

    ½ loaf of white bread, turned into breadcrumbs (or buy them in if feeling lazy!)

    Salt & freshly ground pepper

    Vegetable oil, for frying


    Place the potatoes in a pan of boiling water & cook until they are soft.
    Mash them with half the butter & set aside.
    Put the remaining butter in a pan on top of the stove.
    Add the spring onions, garlic, chillies & ginger & sweat them off without colouring them.
    Then add the cumin & remove from the heat.
    Scrape the crabmeat out of the shells into a large bowl & mash with a fork.
    Add the potato, onion mixture, lime juice & coriander & stir until well combined.
    Place in the fridge for 30 mins to cool.
    Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a bowl to make an egg wash for the cakes.
    Put the flour & breadcrumbs into separate shallow bowls.
    Remove the crab mixture from the fridge & season to taste with salt & pepper.
    Form into round cakes 5cm wide by 2cm thick.
    Next; flour, egg & breadcrumb the cakes (in that order).
    Cover & place in the fridge.
    When you are ready to serve, heat a little oil in a frying pan & cook & turn the cakes until golden brown & hot in the middle.
    Alternatively, deep-fry them for 3-4 mins.
    Serve with mixed leaves & sweet chilli sauce.

  • Nigel's Top Tips

    · For extra crispiness you repeat the egg and breadcrumb process.

    · To make the egg wash go further, add a bit of milk.

    · If you’re not a coriander fan, then substitute flat leaf or curly parsley.


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