Frank's Famous Fish Cakes
3 Fish Fillets cut into 1/2 inch cubes (Fluke and Blackfish work best) - Don't have an exact measurement. I would say a little over keeper size is a good size for using 3 fillets. If you feel you don't have enough fish you can add another fillet.
2 tablespoons of mayo
1 teaspoon dijon Mustard
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 a red onion - chopped
1 green pepper - chopped (You can switch out peppers for 1/2 can of sweet corn if you like - they are both good, but not good together
a few dashes of hot sauce
1/2 bunch of fresh parsley (you can substitute with dill if you like)
3/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs (might need a little more or less depending on how it's holding together)
salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a big mixing bowl.
On a baking sheet spread some more panko breadcrumbs on bottom of pan. Begin forming the cakes (I like them a little bigger than your typical hamburger slider - they seem to keep and cook best that way). Once formed coat the outside lightly with the breadcrumbs to keep the cake formed. Once formed wrap the cake in saran wrap and put in large tupperware or baking pan. Repeat this until mixture has run out. You should wind up with 8-9 individually wrapped cakes in a container tightly packed. Place the container in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so they set and firm up. Once firm and ready to cook take however many cakes you want to cook out. Take them out of wrap and spread them out evenly on a baking sheet. You can add a little kosher or coarse sea salt to bottom of tray to prevent from sticking, this is not necessary.
Preheat over to 400 degrees
Cook cakes in over for approximately 14-15 minutes (this should be plenty of time). They will be done. If you are daring, you can cook for 13 minutes and then place under broiler for about 2 minutes at end to brown tops a bit.
Smoked Paprika and Caper Dipping Sauce
While fish is in the over you can make this killer dipping sauce.
3 tablespoons of mayo
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika (you can use regular paprika if you can't find smoked - Trader Joe's sells it)
2 tablespoons of capers - no juice
1 squeeze of lemon (not a whole lemon, just a little squeeze. Too much will make sauce watery, you don't want that)
pinch of cayenne
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together.
I have eaten these cakes several ways. Great on a roll, plain and even over a nice bed of arugula. Enjoy!
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