How to Cook Fish Cakes and Pasta

by Jerome Moss

Supplies

  • 1.5 pounds of fish
  • Few slices of bread/rolls, whatever is around
  • 2 Tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons mayo
  • Salt and pepper about a teaspoon each
  • Zest of one lemon, and juice of half
  • 1egg
  • Half an onion chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Box of pasta
  • Half bunch of asparagus
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1. 5 tablespoons Italian seasoning mix
  • 1teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get a salted pot of water in the stove and bring to a boil

    Step 2

    Use any bread you like, i had rolls leftover from another meal make sure you have enough for coating. These will be bread crumbs

    Step 3

    Add them into a blender or food processor and pulse until crumbs!

    Step 4

    Like so, put them in a bowl and set aside for now

    Step 5

    Take your fish, you can use any kind, I found some mahi mahi on sale so that's what I used

    Step 6

    If you have a blood line in your fish rice and ensure bones are removed. The blood line is super fishy and not pleasant to eat.

    Step 7

    Dice up the fish and add into the food processor

    Step 8

    Pulse until its small pieces, but don't go to long that it turns into a paste almost.

    Step 9

    Picture of the cake ingredients for cakes. Salt, pepper mayo, sriracha (like putting it in where I can!) Dijon mustard

    Step 10

    The lemon, I love using citrus, and the zest is so awesome to use. Use zest of this whole lemon, and half it's juice

    Step 11

    Add it all to a bowl, see the supply list for quantity

    Step 12

    Add the 2-3 tablespoons parsley

    Step 13

    Then the half chopped onion

    Step 14

    Like so

    Step 15

    And then the egg

    Step 16

    Mix it all up

    Step 17

    Add about a third cup of the fresh breadcrumbs and mix

    Step 18

    Oh I also added the 3 cloves of garlic. You can add them earlier, I almost forgot

    Step 19

    Then add your fish and using a spatula fold the fish into the mix

    Step 20

    I also added more breadcrumbs as I mixed until I got a consistency I liked, roughly 1 and 1/3 cups total

    Step 21

    Form the patties!

    Step 22

    Get some olive oil on a pan, nice and hot

    Step 23

    Dip the cakes in the remaining breadcrumbs and coat each side. Set aside until oil is hot

    Step 24

    While waiting I trimmed the asparagus and cut into thirds. Roughly bite size pieces, set them aside for now

    Step 25

    Our water is boiling, add pasta. You can use any you like, I went for some whole wheat thin spaghetti

    Step 26

    Bam cooking! HEY! That water better be salted as well!

    Step 27

    Oil is hot, Add cakes, if you need work in batches. Cook about 4 minutes and flip

    Step 28

    Bam! Another 4 minutes and add on a plate with a paper towel for any excess oil. Put in the oven or microwave to rest while we finish

    Step 29

    While the cakes were Cooking I chopped my shallot

    Step 30

    And got another pan with a bit of olive oil hot

    Step 31

    Add shallot and one clove of garlic and cook 2-3 minutes

    Step 32

    Add one tablespoon butter and melt

    Step 33

    Add the tablespoon of flour and make the roux, let the flour cook 2 minutes or so

    Step 34

    Bam looks kinda like that right?

    Step 35

    Add the wine and chicken stock and juice from one lemon, let cook and reduce about 5 minutes

    Step 36

    Get the rest of the veg ready, the 1/4 cup parsley

    Step 37

    A handful of cherry tomatoes, halved and the asparagus

    Step 38

    Our pasta finished, I drained it and put the pot I cooked it in back on the heat

    Step 39

    Added the veg mix and the sauce cooked another 4 minutes

    Step 40

    Add the second tablespoon of butter and mix

    Step 41

    Add pasta back in and spices, also about 3-4 tablespoons olive oil And mix well

    Step 42

    Plate and enjoy. Pasta and then a cake on top. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on top. Thanks for tuning in! Check my other guides and Facebook the love of culinary creations. Enjoy!