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Fish Cakes or Crab Cakes – you choose!

Posted on June 9, 2010 by in seafood

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I have posted many fish cake recipes on this site, because you see, fish cakes go down really well in this house. Let me see, first there was Fish Cakes with Mushy Peas, then Fish Cakes made with Healthy Sardines and last but not least Thai Fish Cakes. The latest addition to my Fish Cake “Collection” is in my opinion the best one, but I implore you to give them all a try and let me know which one you prefer.

What makes this fish cake recipe even more amazing, is that you can use crab meat in stead of fish or even use a combination of the two. It is the easiest thing to prepare as you just whip all the ingredients in the food processor and voila, supper is ready! These fish cakes (if made  smaller) is also ideal for a starter or snack at your next cocktail party. So, let’s cook!

Fish Cakes or Crab Cakes

Ingredients

2lbs fresh hake or crab meat or a combination
1 small bunch of scallions or spring onions – chopped
1-2 large chilies – finely chopped
2 big handfuls of fresh coriander – chopped
1 stick lemon grass – chopped
salt/pepper
zest and juice of 1 lime
2  jumbo eggs
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
vegetable oil for frying

Place all the ingredients in afood processor and pulse until all the ingredients have mixed properly. Dip your hands in water and start making patties – mine is the size of a thickkish Oreo. If you want to use this as part of a snack platter, make the patties even smaller. Shallow fry in hot oil until it is golden brown. Drain on kitchen toweling and bake the rest of the fish cakes.  Serve with steaming hot Sweet and Sour Noodles or use this Sweet and Sour Sauce as a dipping sauce.

12 Responses to “Fish Cakes or Crab Cakes – you choose!”

  1. Marisa 9 June 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    I somehow always think that fishcakes are a lot of work and so I rarely make it, but each time I'm reminded that they really aren't!

    Love the crab option in the filling – I think it would make these really more-ish.

  2. bellini valli 9 June 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I have been searching for the best crab cakes for sometime. I must admit to loving them all and this is no exception.

  3. My Carolina Kitchen 9 June 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Nina, these sound so easy. And what's nice about it is you've given us some fish choices. Great photos too. I could just eat the picture and be happy.
    Sam

  4. myfrenchkitchen 10 June 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh, I love crabcakes, which sadly, I haven't made in such a long time…it looks delicious and your photography is so enticing, as always Nina. You are inspring me to make some crabcakes.
    ronelle

  5. Juno 10 June 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Yum. YUM. Nina, I was looking at a recipe brochure today, published by a certain newspaper, and photographed by a professonial photographer, and your pictures and styling are better. WAY better.

  6. Juno 10 June 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Yum. YUM. Nina, I was looking at a recipe brochure today, published by a certain newspaper, and photographed by a professonial photographer, and your pictures and styling are better. WAY better.

  7. Juno 10 June 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Yum. YUM. Nina, I was looking at a recipe brochure today, published by a certain newspaper, and photographed by a professonial photographer, and your pictures and styling are better. WAY better.

  8. Sam 10 June 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Love fishcakes but would be interested in trying crab cakes. Not always the easiest ingredient to find though. Your recipe looks delicious.

  9. vanillasugar 10 June 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    now these are fish cakes w/ color and texture!

  10. Peter M 11 June 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    Well Nina, if you insist I'll have the crab cakes!

  11. Pam 11 June 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Beautiful and delicious! You take the best photos Nina.

  12. Sarah, Maison Cupcake 13 June 2010 at 12:55 am #

    I love the look of these, I always mean to make more fish cakes at home but never get around to it. Thai ones are my faves.


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