Ocean's Seven

By Donna Garlough | Boston Magazine |

jonah crab cakes

 Photography by Anthony Tieuli

Island Creek Oyster Bar: Jonah Crab Cakes

Flavored with onions, peppers, cilantro, lemon, and Tabasco, these cakes are quickly pan-fried to yield a perfectly crisp crust and feather-light interior. Chef Jeremy Sewall says the crabs he uses are usually brought in as bycatch from local lobstermen, making them an extra-sustainable option. They’re most often from Maine or Massachusetts, but always from the East Coast, and procured from area processors.  $14. 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com.