Not your Grandma’s fish cakes…

We’ve been slacking in the fish department lately….  Not sure if we just got burned out or  just needed new recipes…..   But when Peter brought home and cooked up an awesome piece of cod for our New Year’s Eve dinner we knew we’d need to be doing something with cod again, soon, very soon.

So I set about gathering an idea and a grocery list.

A take off of Grandma’s salmon patties and our crab cakes and all together different, too.

Supplies are prepped

Fish is baked

Peter forming the patties. Love my new Williams-Sonoma biscuit cutters, so many great uses.

Spicy Sriracha Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce

1/4 c mayo

1 TBS or more of Sriracha sauce

Stir it up and enjoy.  Add more mayo or zip per your taste.  Personally I am planning on eating this whole loaf of bread schmeared with this spicy goodness.  You can have the butter.  That’s fine.  I’l take care of this……

Oven Fries

(for 2)

One sweet potato and one Idaho potato sliced  into 1/4″  *fries*

A mandolin works wonders for this.

Toss in olive oil, spread on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with your choice of seasonings.  I chose Penzey’s Southwest Seasoning.  Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until browned.

Fish Patties

Start with one and a half pounds of fresh cod, salt, peppered and sprinkled with the juice of one lemon.  Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, cool, then break up.

Mince 1 shallot, 1/2 onion, 1/2 jalapeno pepper, 1 stalk of celery, diced, 3 T red bell pepper, 3 T fresh parsley, 1 T fresh dill.  Saute up, just a bit, in a dab of butter and some olive oil.   Let cool, then mix the vegetables and the fish with 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a triple dash of hot sauce, juice from 1/2 lemon, zest from 1/2 lemon, 3T mayo and 1 T dijon mustard and 1 egg (which we did not use this time, but will the next, as in our crab cakes, for a tad more body). Form into small patties, coat in Panko breadcrumbs and pan fry in olive oil until brown. Serve with the aforementioned spicy mayo sauce and enjoy.  Though the sauce was so totally not needed and to hear that from me? being a saucy sort of girl?  That’s huge.   That’s how good these are……..

Makes 10-12, serves 4.

Thanks to Christine for sharing the idea.  I just wish I’d seen her new and improved recipe before I set about creating…  Doesn’t matter.  Between her idea and our tweaks it was superb!  Will repeat!  Oh yeah.

Oh and let us not forget the inventory reduction fresh garlic, cayenne, sauteed, green onion sprinkled Brussel Sprouts.  Even Peter may decide to take these up, which would be a total pisser because then we would have to share….  I’m not good at sharing.  Brussel Sprouts, anyway……  Just ask my siblings.

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10 Responses to Not your Grandma’s fish cakes…


    Great read Lori. Food looks great. Your food photography is also impressive.
    In regards to the Brussel Sprouts………. some how the word “pisser” just doesn’t fit into your blog very well !!!!. Just saying…….


  2. Elizabeth says:

    That looks delicious. I can almost smell it. Love brussel sprouts!


  3. Tara says:

    Dinner looks great at your house.
    You should always make sure you have plenty of food spare, just in case the door bell rings at dinner time…..just sayin…….!! =:D
    Not that I’d dinner crash or anything =:/


    • sewfrench says:

      Oh there is always plenty, here, Tara. That’s why we are constantly working on inventory reduction…
      Get thee up here for dinner, anytime. You can romp in the snow, or shovel it, sit around and eat and look at it, whatever…


  4. Penny Nelson says:

    I am sooo impressed! Is there ANYthing you don’t do? This fish dish looks so dang yummy that I think even fussybutt DH would like it. As for brussel sprouts, I love to cook up a bunch of them and eat them cold. L-O-V-E them. See you.



    OK. Tried this meal tonight. We loved it. My potatoes were a bust. Not sure what happened there. Didn’t have dill so I used tarragon. It was ok.
    That Sriracha mayo stuff should be outlawed. If I eat much of that I will need a bed in the ICU. Do you know where there is a Sriracha Mayo buffet in Arkansas? Anyway, thanks for the ideas.


    • sewfrench says:

      So what was up with the potatoes?
      So does that mean you like the Sriracha Mayo or you just like the extra patients??? LOL!
      It is wicked good, right??? Peter is now dreaming up other ways to use it.
      Glad you enjoyed it even if you are now waiting for the am-bu-lance…..



    Don’t know what happened to the potatoes. They didn’t really get crisp…….just kinda soggy like hash browns that are cooked in to much grease!!!!!
    Oh yeah, I am loving the Sriracha Mayo. I also was trying to figure out other uses for it.


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