I have to first call your attention to the right hand-side of your screen. Mr. N has unveiled his “Eat, Play, Love” logo. After working up several concepts, this is his final masterpiece. He even had Dad, Miss A and me color a piece of the final logo so that we could all share in the design. I think it made our little budding designer’s day when I showed him how we could give it a permanent home on our blog. I think it gives the page a finishing touch. 😉
One of the many things that we’re learning from this whole experience is that there are thousands (maybe millions) of recipes in cookbooks and magazines, on the internet and in the blogosphere. In an effort to expand our weeknight repertoire we’ve decided to start trying some of these recipes. The new recipes may come from other blogs, internet sites, friends, family or the stack of magazine clippings that’s been piling up in my desk. As for tonight, we tried another kumara recipe from New Zealand – Kumara and Fish Cakes.
Next flake the fish into a bowl with the chili and scallions and add the juice and grated rind of one lemon. Mix the mashed kumara and spinach with the fish and blend together well. Form six cakes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Once the cakes are chilled, dip them into a whisked egg batter and coat them in bread crumbs. Grease a griddle with cooking spray and cook the cakes for 3-5 minutes per side, until browned. Serve with lemon wedges.
The kumara and fish cakes were delightful! They were especially good with lemon juiced over the top. Dad even ate his and admitted they weren’t terrible. Still it’s the last time I’ll make him eat sweet potatoes for a while. Miss A and Mr. N opted not to eat these tonight, so they had Alaskan cod dipped in a milk/Dijon batter and coated with bread crumbs. They ate that up and wanted more! I’m probably the only one that would eat this again – it was delicious in my book (and healthy too!). The original recipe from New Zealand Woman’s Weekly called for 1/4 c of coconut cream to be added to the potatoes when mashed. I left it out for today, but may give that a try next time (when I feel like cooking for myself!).
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