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Norm's kitchen transmogrification

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.....
Feb. 13, 2013 2:37 pm
Hello,good blog,i think i will be making these soon.Glad your wife liked them.Someetimes it's hard to try new things,i'm not a great salmon lover,but my husband is so i will try them.Thanks for posting.
Feb. 13, 2013 4:35 pm
Today being Ash Wednesday, I see salmon cakes in my immediate future too, and crab cakes, and flounder, and sea perch.......I don't fry anything anymore. I have found I can get a nice crisp exterior by adding a bit of butter to my bread crumbs and baking. I'm glad you are introducing your wife to seafood, good for you!
Feb. 13, 2013 7:16 pm
Great blog Norm! I love Salmon cakes. I had a friend who called them, Hot Georges. I don't know where she got that name, but it has stuck over the years. The first time I made them was camping with my family. The kids loved them! Now my kids have gone from fish haters to asking for more seafood. We had colossal shrimps in garlic butter over cheesy polenta. I'm still in a butter coma!
Feb. 14, 2013 4:25 am
I use tuna the same as salmon for the patties...have a husband who will eat no fish but VandeKamps or the local restaurant...boring!! Glad your wife is learning to like fish!
Feb. 14, 2013 6:38 am
Thanks for the great comments everybody!
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