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Mediterranean Fish Cakes Recipe
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Mediterranean Fish Cakes

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"Mixed seafood patties blended with fresh herbs and spices, lightly pan-fried or grilled and served with lemon wedges and salad. Perfect, healthy and tasty dinner--enjoy with a nice Pinot Grigio! Substitute salmon, crab, or sole to create a variety of delicious alternatives."

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Original recipe makes 6 patties Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in scallops; cook, turning until white on all sides. Drain, and set scallops aside to cool.
  2. Place into a food processor the onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, egg, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Then add parsley, basil leaves, chiles, and Italian seasoning. Pulse on medium setting until finely chopped. Place scallops, tuna, and shrimp into food processor, and pulse on low. Gradually pour in breadcrumbs, continuing to pulse until the mixture becomes firm and slightly sticky but is not pureed to a paste (the seafood should maintain some texture).
  3. Form the mixture into palm-size patties, about 1 inch thick. Place on a plate, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dredge patties lightly in flour; shake off excess flour, and place patties in skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
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Jan 28, 2008

This recipe was great! I too was forced to make substitutions due to budgets. I used a can of spicy thai tuna to replace the scallops and shrimp. I also added scallions and cilantro. I can't eat flour so i used oats instead of bread crumbs. They were absolutely superb! I look forward to using the original ingredients on my next attempt!

 
Nov 09, 2006

I made a Poor-man's version of this - using an extra can of tuna instead of the shrimp and scallops...and a splash of spaghetti sauce instead of the tomatoes, and almost all dried seasoning...like I said: Poor-man's version. This probably didn't give your recipe much justice, but it was still really good, I'm glad to find a new way to eat tuna!

 
Dec 25, 2008

If I can make this dish and get rave reviews anyone can since I rarely cook. I literally threw it together knowing I wouldn't have a second to spare to make it on time to a traditional Italian 7-fish-dinner Christmas Eve celebration with friends. I snuck 2 cakes before leaving my house -mmmm yummy. They were a smash success. I used the exact recipe above, except also added fresh dill. Easy and very, very tasty.

 
Oct 01, 2011

I use this recipe for my stuffed sole.

 
Sep 19, 2011

I had some scallops that needed to be used and was looking for something different. These were to die for! I used thawed shrimp instead of canned, cut back on the chile peppers ever so slightly and used Panko instead of regular bread crumbs. After sauteing the scallops and shrimp, I deglazed the pan with a little white wine and reserved that liquid. After cooking the cakes, I deglazed that pan with the reserved liquid, stirred in some cooked brown rice and served the cakes over the rice. Very tasty combination.

 
Jan 05, 2010

We Loved this - I think they're better than crab cakes. Because of dietary restrictions, I substitued 1/2 cup eggbeaters for the one egg. I finely chopped the scallops before sauteeing, and substituted 8 large shrimp finely chopped & sauteed for canned shrimp. I added 1 tsp Dill and substituted 1/8 tsp Chili Power for fresh hot chile peppers. Instead of flour, I dipped the cakes in eggbeaters and dredged lightly in oats. Next time I'll add some chopped celery. Yum.

 
Jan 15, 2009

really great recipe, we used fresh catch from fishing trip and it was great. Texture and spices were excellent and after lots of prep, the final product was easy to make just right.

 
Jun 26, 2012

Love it! Prepared exactly as is and my husband said it was very good. This is one way to get him to eat his fish. Thanks for posting because I will be making this part of my regulars. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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