These Codfish Cakes are amazing!!! If you like Crab Cakes and Salmon Patties you are going to think that they pale in comparison. I know I did.
We are traveling to the Bahamas today as we Eat the World......
Evelyne of CulturEatz invites us to join her each month as we travel to a new country and learn of their culture through their foods. Today we are heading to the Bahamas.......
- A Day in the Life on the Farm: Codfish Cakes
- Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Bermuda Triangle Cocktail
- Sugarlovespices: Bermuda Rum Cake with pecans (from scratch)
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Bermuda’s Signature Cocktail: Dark ‘N’ Stormy
- Sneha’s Recipe: Bermuda Johnny Bread
- Kitchen Frau: Bermuda Fish Chowder
Codfish cakes are very popular in the Bahamas and there are tons of different recipes that you can find doing a Google search. I read through them and then made my own version. My biggest adaptation was substituting mashed sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes. It was a genius choice. It took these codfish cakes up and beyond the expected.
Here is a little tip. When making fish or seafood cakes line a muffin pan with plastic wrap, fill each indentation with your ingredients and cover with another sheet of plastic. Place in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.
Lift the plastic wrap out and turn out the fish or seafood "muffin", dredge this in your flour or breadcrumbs and place it in the hot oil in your pan. Then use a spatula to flatten them into cakes. No more having your cakes fall apart on the way to the pan.
Cook them in batches so that they can fry up nice and crisp. Place them onto a paper towel lined plate and keep warm while cooking the rest.
I served mine up with a side of baby greens that I had sauteed with garlic. I drizzled a salsa verde over the top. I served Frank's sans the salsa as he is heat intolerant and added some cheese pasta to his plate as I wasn't sure how he was going to enjoy the codcakes. I needn't have worried. He enjoyed the codcakes very much.
A dear friend is having surgery tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers. I hope to be allowed into the hospital to join her son as we wait for, what I'm sure, will be good news. Frank and I will be going out to dinner.
On Saturday we have Frank's brother and his wife coming over for dinner. It has been a long time since we have had a chance to sit and visit, just the 4 of us. I'm looking forward to it. Tuesday night we have choir as we get ready for the Christmas season. Thursday night we are taking the Angel Face to see the Sound of Music.
Then we start heading towards the Thanksgiving Holidays....Holy Cow!!!
But one thing at a time. Here is our Eating Plan for this week, followed by the Codcake recipe. What is on your menu?
Saturday-Dan and Rebecca for Dinner
Cheese and Wine
Tuscan Tortellini Soup
Bistecca ala Florentine
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Dessert by Rebecca
Steak Fajitas (using leftover steak from Saturday)
Out for dinner after choir
Oven Baked BBQ Pork Chops
Thursday-Sound of Music
Out to Dinner before show
Feast of the Seven Fishes Stew