Fish Cakes with Tomato Sauce

Another dish that will be a staple in our home. I will definitely  make this over and over again.

The recipe called for the cod to be chopped finely, but I thought it was much easier to put it through a food processor. I also found that all three eggs were not needed, it was moist enough to form into cakes. Therefor you may want to add one at a time.

Adapted  from Fresh Fish by Jennifer Trainer Thompson.

 

Fish Cakes with Tomato Sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Cod Cakes

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 1/2 pounds cod, halibut, sole or any other white fish, chopped fine
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

 

Directions

  1. To prepare the cakes, toast the bread and chop with a mezzaluna into diced breadcrumbs. Combine with your hands the bread, fish, eggs, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, curry powder, and salt in a large bowl. Shape into cakes 3/4 inch thick and 5 inches in diameter. Should end up with 8 to 10 cakes. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet with a lid, heat the oil over medium heat and add the curry powder, cumin and paprika. Stir briefly, and then add the onions. Cook til tender, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minutes more. Then stir in the tomatoes, wine, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat another 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the cakes and sear on each side for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the next batch. Slide the cakes into the tomato sauce, and add enough water to partially cover the cakes. (no more than 1 cup) Cover and let simmer on low heat fr about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and uncover. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

 

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