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Fish, Fries, and Friends! What else do you need to celebrate a Friday or any day of the week?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of Old Bay
  • 2 lbs of Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod (can also use Rockfish or Halibut)
  • 1-2 Light beer (Rainer, PBR, Budweiser)
  • vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • lemon wedges
  • tartar sauce
  • malt vinegar
  1. Preheat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or high sided pot. Fill the pot about halfway or have at least enough oil in the pot that the pieces of fish will be fully submerged. Preheat the oil to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, Old Bay, and salt. Set aside in the fridge
  3. Cut the fish into about two-inch pieces and pat dry. It is very important that you pat the fish dry to ensure that the batter will stick to the fish and it will crisp up once it is fried.
  4. Dust the fish lightly with the flour mixture and lay out onto a baking sheet.
  5. Add 1 beer to the flour mixture and whisk. The batter should be the consistency of thick pancake batter so add more beer if needed.
  6. Dip a piece of fish into the batter, let the excess batter drip off, and put into the pot with the fry oil. Do not crowd the pot with fish, fry only 3-4 pieces at a time. If your pot is very small you might have to fry one piece at a time
  7. Once the bubbles around the fish start to subside and the crust is golden brown pull from the oil and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and serve on a plate with a lemon wedge, tarter sauce, and malt vinegar. French fries, mushy peas, and a cold pint of beer are all great accompaniments to this dish.

Fish is a very versatile protein.  This salmon cake recipe alludes to the Thai cuisine with the garlic-ginger-soy sauce-peanut combo.  Thai cuisine is really flavorful and that is why we latched on the idea of creating a Thai inspired salmon cake.  Of course Thai food utilized a lot of seafood so our product do well for this region.  We hope you like this one as much as we do.  Of course we utilize sriracha sauce and you can control the amount of spiciness with this ingredient.  If you want something with more kick, just add a little bit more.  If you have a sensitive palate for the spicy, feel free to reduce the amount.

 

 

 

This is what you need for this one:

3 TBS peanut butter
2 tsp Sriracha
2 TBS honey
3 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS fresh ginger minced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro minced
2 stalks green onion (green portion especially)
1 lb salmon burger, thawed and excess water drained

 

Mix together the first six ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until well blended and it is about to boil.  Pull off the heat and let cool.  There will be left over with this sauce and that is intentional to have for dipping sauce or mixint with mayo if you put these cakes on a bun and make a sandwich.

 

Add the mayo, bread crumbs, lime juice, cilantro, green onion, and 1/4 cup of the cooled sauce you just made.  Hold off on the salmon for now.

 

Mix it together very well and it should look like this.

 

Mix in the salmon burger meat and it look like this.

 

Form into patties and it should make 6-8.  Place the patties on a lined or grease cookie sheet and broil on the top rack of your oven for 5 minutes.  If they are a smaller patty or meatball, you only need to cook for 2-3 minutes.  That is it you are done.

 

They come out of the oven looking like this.

 

You can slather the patties with the remaining peanut sauce.  If not, you can mix it with a little may and use it for a sandwich.

 

But the cake can be eaten on its own as well.

 

The combination of the ginger, garlic, and soy sauce make this great but the touch of the peanut flavor make it irresistible.

 

 

recipe card

Thai Peanut Salmon Cakes

3 TBS peanut butter
2 tsp Sriracha
2 TBS honey
3 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS fresh ginger minced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro minced
2 stalks green onion (green portion especially)
1 lb salmon burger, thawed and excess water drained

Mix together the first ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Blend well until right before it begins to boil then remove from heat.  Let cool.  Combine the rest of the ingredients except for the salmon meat with 1/4 cup of cooled peanut sauce in a bowl and mix well.  Add salmon meat and mix until combined.  Form into 6-8 patties and place on a greased or lined cookie sheet.  Set your oven to broil and place patties on the top rack in the oven.  Broil for 5 minutes and it is done.  If you make patties half the size or into meatballs it will only take 2-3 minutes.

We at Alaska Home Pack are hoping for the world to see how versatile burger meat can be.

 

Enter in these Mexican style salmon cakes.  These are really great on their own, as well as in between two piece of bread, or chunked up in a taco.

 

 

First you will need the following:

1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cilantro minced
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp creole seasoning
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 TBS fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped green chiles
zest of 1 medium lime
1 lb  salmon burger thawed and excess water drained

 

You want to mix together all of these ingredients except for the salmon.

 

Mix in the ground salmon until well blended.

 

No you can form them into patties or in to balls.  Here, we formed them into patties and made about 8 total.

 

You want to set the oven to high broil and these will cook really quick.   Place pan on the highest rack in oven and it will only take 5 minutes.

 

These will do wonderfully for your next meal.

 

Recipe Card:

Mexican Style Salmon Cakes

(makes 8 3-oz cakes)

1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cilantro minced
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp creole seasoning
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 TBS fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped green chiles
zest of 1 medium lime
1 lb  salmon burger thawed and excess water drained

Mix together all the ingredients except for the Salmon.  This will help avoid over-mixing the salmon burger meat. Blend in the salmon burger (be sure that the excess water has been drained) until just compbined.  Form into cakes or balls.  Makes at least 8 cakes.  Bake under the broil setting on the top rack of the oven for 4-5 minutes.  You can also pan fry as well as grill over a BBQ.

 

 

 

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