In the past few weeks, I have been surrounded by the joy of friends and family. As I sit down to write this post, with my friends and family in mind, I am realizing how quickly the holidays are approaching!! I like to over prepare for food events, with lots of research to find the best options for picky eaters, and special diets alike. I may not have any menu plans dreamed up yet, but at least I know my families leftovers will go to good use in today’s recipe, smoked trout fish cakes. Continue reading →
There are some days that are simply meant for grilling. Those days when you want nothing more than to sit on the patio, sip a cold beverage, and enjoy some time in the sunshine. You also don’t want to fuss around with lots of prep, so simple is the name of the game. Try these grilled bagels with dill cream cheese spread. I top mine with smoked trout to make it even more smokey and filling! Continue reading →
Back in this post about my CSA, I mentioned that mustard greens was the most difficult ingredient I had received. Mustard greens are rather bitter, and some people love the flavor. For me, I wanted that bitter horseradish-y flavor to be something subtle within a dish. I attempted some mustard green lo mein that didn’t work out, and some mustard greens salad, which was way to much for me! This mustard greens and smoked trout rice bowl was exactly what I was looking for! Continue reading →
Smoked fish is a favorite of mine. I use it in many dishes because it is so rich and salty, it has the ability to make almost anything taste rich as well. When you add smoked fish to something rich and creamy, it becomes over the top! Continue reading →
The first time I had sushi was in Sydney Australia when I took my study abroad trip in college. I was uncertain about the idea of eating raw fish… Will it taste weird? Will the texture be off putting? As it turns out, sushi and I must have been long lost friends! I loved the flavor explosion. In a roll, the majority of the texture comes from the rice and veggies. The rice is seasoned and sauces are used to add flare and flavor. If you have never tried sushi I highly recommend it. Most restaurants have varieties that use cooked fish and seafood if the raw aspect sends you screaming.
My family loves smoked trout. We always make big batches when the family gathers and I love to bring home leftovers to play with in the kitchen. This recipe using smoked trout is very simple, yet very elegant.
First is the potato pancakes. These hash brown-like patties serve as the base for this dish and use grated russet potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Making the pancake crispy requires removing liquid from the potatoes. I simply took handfuls of grated potato and squeezed out excess moisture over the sink. If you have kids, this could be a fun way for them to contribute in the kitchen!