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Ideas for Fish Cubes?

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hi everyone,

my local internet grocer (freshdirect.com) sells cubed fresh fish--it's usually a mix of tuna, salmon, and various mystery white fish, red snapper maybe? that i'm not familiar with. i think it's probably the trimmings from a variety of fish--but it's always fresh and it's cheap. so i buy it occasionally and usually wind up making either fish tacos with it or i cook them in a curried coconut milk based broth with vegetables. does anyone have any other ideas as to what to do with them? thanks!

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  1. Fish cubes sound so interesting. You could try making cahn chua which is a Vietnamese hot and sour fish stew. It's my favorite fish stew since I guess it's one of my comfort foods- it's basically fish cooked with tomatoes, pineapple, lemongrass in a tamarind based broth. I found a recipe that seems to follow what my mom does: http://www.vietnamese-recipes.com/vie...
    but it's a really no measuring type thing since it is a stew and all. Good luck.

    1. Sounds like a good base of ingredients for a casual or simple bouillabaisse


      1. I would pan roast the cubes with some lemon, garlic, and olive oil in a 350 degree oven. They could also be spiked with some cayenne or milder chile. I would then use them (like you) for tacos or burritos. What about ceviche? Because they're cubed, I would think they would work well with cubes of avocado mixed in after cooking.
        On a less healthy note, they would batter fry really quickly with some onions and pototatoes!

        1. A little yogurt, fresh grated ginger, garlic, ground coriander seeds, ground mustard seeds, cayenne, salt; toss the fish in the concotion and let it sit for an hour maybe. wipe off most of the yogurt and roast in a hot oven for 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the cubes. Some coconut rice and you're good for supper.

          1. sounds great for fish chowder. are the cubes big enough for a souvlaki? Fish cakes are also nice for variety seafoods. This sounds interesting :

            1. How about making your own fish burgers or sauages? or make some fried fish "poppers" with panko crumbs?

              1. I'd make an sort of asian style fish cake. Just throw it into the food processor and grind it up. Then mix it with some finely minced scallions, a small handful of chopped cilantro, some soy sauce, a little finely grated ginger, an egg, and a little cornstarch to bind. Salt and pepper to taste. Then shape into small cakes and fry.