Shenanigan's Crab Cake Feast consists of a 1/4 lb jumbo lump crab cake gently fried, served on a potato pancake floating in a sea of tangy remoulade sauce, and accompanied with garlic mashed potatoes or rice pilaf, plus the vegetable of the day. Also available as a sandwich.
The crab cake itself doesn't have much filler, and ends up being a bit saucy. Not too saucy, though, just enough to provide some moisture while holding the crab meat together. Crab consists of mostly lumps with some shreds. Crab cake is breaded with fish breading and fried. Spicing is light, as most of it will come from the sauce.
The crab meat has some flavor to it. Not over the top, but not completely devoid. The breading, and the grease soaked up by it, are the predominant flavors here, which make the cake taste like breaded fish and not crab. The remoulade sauce is tangy, and overpowers the breading if you manage to get some of it. The tanginess hits after you finish the bite, and lingers along with the flavor of the breading.
Overall, we rated this crab cake as being mediocre. A crab cake should taste like crab, not fish sticks. Placing on top of an overpowering sauce is no way to compensate for lack of crab flavor, let alone the predominant taste of the breading. Squeezing some lemon on top helps give the breading a bit of flavor, but the sauce is very assertive. Best to stick with the Irish specialties.
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