Fish Cakes

I have a fish recipe for you today, it is fish cakes.  Fish is a joy to cook!  Even though some people may say it can be difficult to cook, it is not really.  It takes less time to prepare and and less time to cook.  As long as you clean it properly and season it with fresh herbs are quite sure to get a tasty cooked fish all the time.  Of course, there are some techniques you should know when cooking fish.

Cooking Fish

Fish best source of protein, low calories, low sodium, and a significant source for omega-6 fatty acids.  Thus it tasty and healthy.  Now the most basic technique of cooking fish is poaching. Poaching is cooking fish in a a liquid, like water and white wine or cider.  It is an easy, no fuss techniques if you want to serve your fish with a flavorful sauce. Another technique of cooking fish is by steaming.  This technique also ensures a low calorie meal like poaching.  You can steam fish in a bamboo steamer or over boiling water.  These techniques allow the fish to cook in its natural juices.

The next technique is broiling.  The fish is baked in indirect heat, by cooking it under the broiler in the oven. The outside of the fish is seared while the inside is flavorfully cooked.  It is best to broil oily fishes such as salmon.  Next, there is baking and then sauteing.  Sauteing is an advanced technique where the fish is cooked in oil or butter.  it is best to saute fish in a cast-iron griddle.  The most advance technique for cooking fish is by grilling.  The heat and smokes gives the fish a flavor, quite different form the previous techniques.

Making Fish Cakes

Fish cakes or fishcakes.   Fish cakes are similar to croquettes, which are usually bite size appetizers that are cylindrical in shape and deep fried until crispy.  Fish cakes are more like a patty.  Fishcakes is basically made using filleted fish, potato, and breadcrumbs.  To prepare your fish cakes it is best you use cod fish or white fish.  You can also use salted fish to make fish cakes – this is the traditional way for making fish cakes.  I decided to make my fish cakes cylindrical and to place them a a side dish for the meal.  You can do this also or you can flatten them a bit to make them look more like a patty.

Fish Cakes Recipe

This fish cake recipe is simple, easy to make, and can be a perfect side dish.

fish cakes

FISH CAKES

1 lb potatoes, boiled, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp. mustard
1 lb fish (tuna, salmon, marlin, or any firm fish, seasoned (no salt)
1 lime (for washing fish)
2 tbsp. onions, diced
3/4 cup carrots, shredded
2 tbsp. green seasoning
1 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. celery
2 tbsp. chive
1 tbsp pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp. black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup white flour
3/4 cup milk

Wash, and season fish with green seasoning and paprika (any herbs you like really)no salt. Allow to marinate for at least 3 hours.
Steam fish.
Note: If you don’t have a steamer, you could use instead a rice strainer and a pot cover placed over a pot of boiling water.

Boil, peel and crush potatoes.

Flake fish when cool and add to potatoes.

Add all other ingredients (carrots, chive, celery, onion, mustard, salt to taste)and mix well.
Form into egg-shaped balls.

For Coating:mix 1/2 cup cornmeal and1/2 cup white flour seasoned with pepper flakes
For Batter: mix 3/4 cup milk seasoned with 1 tsp. black pepper.
Dip fish cakes in batter then in coating, coat well. Set aside for about 5 minutes.

Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve cool with your favourite sauce.serves 6

Hope you like this recipe.

Don’t forget to leave your comments about fish cakes in the comment box below.

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4 Responses to Fish Cakes

  1. Caribchile August 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Felix, I am so sorry to hear of your illness. Having been there (twice) myself, I know your body is going to need time to recover.
    Keep drinking the teas and rest. In the meantime, I will try this fish cake recipe very soon.

    Take care, my fellow home chef and many hugs. :-)

  2. Cynthia August 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    Awwww, so sorry to hear hon. I hope that you get well soon. I know that the other love of your life must be taking very good care of you.

    These look exactly like the fish cakes made in Guyana. Want some!

  3. Chennette August 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    hope your recovery is quick. I think I will be inspired by this to use some crabmeat I have in the freezer from Berbice.

  4. THE AZIMARA August 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Greta work ! I do hope you are back on your feet real soon .

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