Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Seafood Cakes

335.  A light, fresh meal is always welcome at my table.  And seafood always seems to satisfy.  I have a delicious recipe for Salmon Cakes but you could substitute crab, shrimp or any fish including tuna.  This could be used as a main dish for a dinner meal or as appetizers if you form them small and bitesize.

Seafood Cakes

3 cups salmon, crab, shrimp or other fish, chopped fine.  (May use 2 8oz cans salmon, 3 6oz cans of   
            tuna or crab or shrimp.)
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large egg or 2 small eggs
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup scallion green onion sliced thinly
1/2 cup finely chopped celery & celery leaves
1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay Seasoning
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Blend with hands until all ingredients are incorporated and hold together (If mixture is too dry you may add water by teaspoon if necessary).  Form the mixture into patties making them as large or as small as desired.

Prepare a large frying pan or griddle with olive oil and bring to high heat then turn down to medium high. Fry the patties on each side till a light brown crust forms and seafood is cooked through.  Adjust your heat to medium if using fresh seafood after you turn them over to the second side.  If using canned product, once the patty is browned it is ready to serve.

Serve with Tartar Sauce or Cocktail Sauce and wedges of lemon.

Tartar Sauce

1 cup Mayonaise or Sour Cream
1 large dill pickle, chopped in small pieces
dill pickle juice, small amount at a time
salt and pepper
fresh dill chopped

Blend all ingredients together in small bowl adding a little pickle juice till desired consistency, not runny but not too thick.

These patties are always satisfying and hit the spot!

Pair these patties with rice, coleslaw, fresh salad or place on a fresh roll or lettuce wrap.

“Fish should smell like the ocean. 
If they smell like fish, it's too late.”

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