Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road’s handy list of some of the dishes we’ve stumbled on that we’re fond of — old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we’ll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 issue — and see how many make the cut.
Among the many pescatarian delights in Sel de Mer‘s arsenal are its crabcake sliders.
Available as a special, the crabcakes, served two to a plate, are thick, yielding, and meaty, their texture that crispy-squidgy hybrid that signifies that somebody in the kitchen knows what’s what. Propped between a pair of split and toasted English muffins, they sit atop some tomato and avocado slices and a generous splotch of green aioli, and wear little microgreen toupées.
Do not be fooled by the sliders’ diminutive appearance: They’re bruisers masquerading as dainty wallflowers. Ordered with a pile of purple cabbage slaw, they’re a resplendent meal. Armed with their customary side of fries, they’re lethal.
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