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Ideas for Fish Cubes?

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brooklynsabra Jan 4, 2008 04:57 PM

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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    bw2082 Jan 5, 2008 09:31 PM

    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.

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      kobetobiko Jan 5, 2008 01:47 PM

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

      1. im_nomad Jan 5, 2008 01:37 PM

        sounds great for fish chowder. are the cubes big enough for a souvlaki? Fish cakes are also nice for variety seafoods. This sounds interesting :
        http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Fis...

        1. WCchopper Jan 5, 2008 01:17 PM

          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. vickib Jan 5, 2008 10:29 AM

            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!

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              violabratsche Jan 5, 2008 09:58 AM

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

              AnnieG

              1. digkv Jan 4, 2008 08:44 PM

                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.

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