Breaking new ground
Feb. 13, 2013 11:26 am
Updated: Feb. 14, 2013 6:38 am
If there is one thing this site is teaching me to do it's try new things. Last night's dinner was a prime example. I made
salmon cakes. Now I love seafood of all types. My wife on the other hand, growing up in very land-locked West Virginia never acquired the taste for fish. She likes shellfish but not regular old fish. Since I'm pretty much picking out our diets nowadays
I thought it would be good to add some fish in for all the benefits fish bring but how to do it?
So I thought salmon cakes! They're mixed with onions, has Old Bay seasoning and they're fried so what's not to like? Making them was fun, the only thing I did differently from the recipe was butter for the "Melt- Organic spread" which doesn't seem to
be available around here. I've only ever deep-fried once in a pan (did a lot of it in my restaurant days but that was in fryers) so I admit I was a little nervous about having that much hot oil around but I was careful, thought things through and got made
it without any incidents or burns (yay!).
But the best part was that Becky liked them. She said I could have fried them a little longer and could have gone a little heavier on the Old Bay (I agreed, we both like spicier food than average I think) but I consider it a total victory that she ate
two of them and spoke of the next time we had them. I'll convert her to a fish person yet. Maybe some of the wonderful looking catfish filets I saw at the seafood counter.....