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Attention all carnivores and spice aficionados!

Downrange Seasoning Tacticalories Collaboration

Last year we spent some time working with our good friends at Tacticalories Seasoning Company to collaborate on a seasoning blend. After some taste testing, we arrived at what became the DOWNRANGE Cajun Blackening Seasoning.

Today we've got a recipe that's gonna make your mouth water and your taste buds tingle. I'm talking about our DOWNRANGE Cajun Crab Cakes. These bad boys are loaded with succulent seafood and packed with enough flavor to singe your eyebrows.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Crab cakes? Pfft, that's for sissies. But trust me, these aren't your grandma's crab cakes. No sirree. These babies are loaded with bold, punchy flavors that are sure to satisfy even the most hardcore meat lover. So if you're ready to bring some serious flavor to your dinner table, then grab your apron, and let's get cooking!

DOWNRANGE Cajun Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Yield: 8 little crab cakes or 4 big boys


Crab Cakes

  • 8 oz of lump crab (NOT imitation crab)
  • 1/4 cup of mayo
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1.5 cups of unseasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of Tacticalories DOWNRANGE Cajun Blackening Seasoning

Downrange Seasoning Cooking


  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 tablespoon of Tacticalories DOWN RANGE Cajun Blackening Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of Tacticalories THE BOWSE Chipotle Pale Ale Hot Sauce
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish
  • 1 pinch of dill


Crab Cakes 1) Preheat the grill (we used a pellet grill) to 425 degrees F.

2) Add parchment to a baking sheet and set aside.

3) In a large mixing bowl, combine crab, mayo, egg, lemon (juice and zest), DOWNRANGE Cajun Blackening Seasoning, and half of the panko bread crumbs. Make sure to mix gently, keeping the crab meat intact is very important.

4) Spread out the remaining panko breadcrumbs on a plate

5) Roll the crab cake mixture into 8 balls and flatten them into a patty

6) Coat the crab cakes with the remaining panko on the plate

7) Transfer the crab cakes to the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

8) Flip halfway through

9) Plate and garnish with dill


Mix all ingredients together and pour into a ramekin.

Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Have a great Labor Day weekend,

Chad Wittrock

PS: This recipe (as well as some other exclusive content) was included in our retail catalog. Request one for free, before they're gone!

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