Use fresh fish or frozen, packaged fillets for convenience. All fish are equal in nutrient content so buy the least expensive such as Pollock. The recipe ingredients add a lot of flavour to spruce it up.
You can use fresh, frozen or canned crab meat in this recipe. If you are using canned crab meat, remember to rinse it well first to remove any excess salt. You can also make smaller crab cakes to serve as an appetizer.