Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce
It's been a stinky couple of days in our house lately. No, not because of the crab cakes pictured above! Our little pup, Scruffy, got sprayed by a skunk in the back yard! We heard the commotion outside and quickly called him in, but it wasn't until he ran inside and started rubbing his face all over our dining room rug did we notice the two yellow spots on him. The smell was soon to hit us a few seconds later... He was pretty traumatized, we all were, and our house smelled awful! We quickly got him into the bath, opened all of our windows and googled how to cure the smell.
We had two choices... tomato juice or a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap. The only tomato juice I had was a couple cans of expensive San Marzano tomatoes... so, sorry Scruff, the peroxide mixture it was! We rinsed him in the mixture twice and bathed him in his regular shampoo about 5 times. Poor thing already does not like the bath and he was in there for about an hour that night! After his bath, he recovered by curling up under his favorite blankey and just looking at us with sad eyes for the rest of the night. The baths got most of the smell off of him, but it still lingers even a few days later.
The house has had a lingering smell as well, but lucky enough, by the time I made these crab cakes for dinner two days later, the smell had pretty much dissipated. The lovely smell of crab cakes replaced it!