This post is more about presentation less about the crab-cake, but let’s start with the crab-cake:
A fluffy and full crab packed cake is more robust than the kinds which are mainly dough and anti crustacean.
Emerald Beach’s “Night time dinning” (not to be confused with the beach bar) did a wonderful job of stuffing this patty full of the “crabby”. (Emphasis added)
I did however, forget how much crab I was receiving, because I was completely distracted by the plating.
So let’s talk about appearances :
Aside from the mayonnaise based aioli, and smack dab in the middle of the plate separating the round but robust crab-cakes, was iceberg lettuce.
What kind ? Below are all the versions that exemplify this awkward choice of garnish :
Why is this important? Because the moral of the story is….it shouldn’t be there!
Leave the unwanted portions of iceberg off your plate and on the ground for the turtles, please. That is all.