Celebrate Thanksgiving on Your Monterey Boat

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 12:00AM

If you're a serious boater, you're probably thinking about celebrating Thanksgiving with a few family and friends on your Monterey Boat. You've already got something to be thankful for - you've got a great boat.

While some people might think you're crazy, a Thanksgiving Day boat celebration can be a lot of fun. Of course, it helps if you live in a warm climate, especially if you're going to take your boat out on an excursion.

But even in colder climes, you could still have a dinner or party on your boat while it's at the dock.

We realize you're not going to be able to prepare the traditional turkey dinner for your guests, but you can break with tradition and have a seafood dinner. You are on a boat after all.

We even have a favorite recipe from Destinations magazine that we'll share.

Chesapeake Crab Cakes

1 pound lump crabmeat

2/3 cup mayo, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

2 tablespoons chopped Parsley

1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs

Put crabmeat in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a small mixing bowl combineall other ingredients except the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over top of the crabmeat; pour the mayo/Tabasco mixture over the top of that. Gently fold or toss ingredients together. Form your mix into cakes (should be about eight) place them on wax paper, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hr before cooking. Heata large cast iron skillet over medium heat, dip each cake in melted butter (clarified is best)fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Enjoy!

If one of your guests likes spending Thanksgiving Day on your Monterey Boat so much they want to have some celebrations of their own, just direct them to

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