I’m very excited to be hosting this month’s “Cooked In Translation” where we interpret a recipe with our own culinary lens.I chose something that has been a family favorite for years. Its my Indian Inspired Fish Cakes that bring back memories of big gatherings at my parents’.I vividly remember how amongst the multifarious foods being prepared these fish cakes were one of the ‘appetizers’ that had become a staple in our house.
The process begins with boiling some potatoes in one pot and poaching the fish in another.You can use any fish of your choice.In this case I’ve used Arctic Char sold at my local Whole Foods, but I’ve also made these using Haddock, Cod and Salmon. Once they’re cooked the actual fun begins.The spices go in and the flavors begin to develop.The whole mixture comes together with three main spices cumin, coriander and garam masala.The fresh coriander leaves further elevate the flavors.The patties are then dipped in a flour batter and rolled in bread crumbs in this case panko for that crisp outer coating.
These are great for a light lunch/dinner with salad or as an appetizer!Crispy, flavorful and super easy these are a big hit with adults and kids!