Crab Cakes

Jul 8, 2012 by

Ingredients

  • 4 cans of crab meat 6.5 oz each
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers
  • 3 green onions (green and white parts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • flour for dusting
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil. Shape into patties and dust with flour. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, in batches, in pan and fry until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry on other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Serve warm with preferred sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cans of crab meat 6.5 oz each
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers
  • 3 green onions (green and white parts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • flour for dusting
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil. Shape into patties and dust with flour. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, in batches, in pan and fry until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry on other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Serve warm with preferred sauce.
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Catfish Baked

May 13, 2012 by

 

Catfish are not beautiful to look at, with their odd whiskers and big, gaping mouths, but beauty is not important when it comes to choosing fish that is flavorful. Catfish have skin that is similar to that of an eel, which is thick, slippery, and strong. All catfish should be skinned before cooking. The easiest method to skin a catfish is to nail the head of the dead fish to a board, hold on to its tail, and pull the skin off with pliers.

Channel catfish are farmed in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Mississippi is the world’s leading producer of pong-raised catfish. Of all the catfish grown in the United States, 80 percent comes from Mississippi, where more than 102,000 acres are devoted to catfish farms. Humphreys County, Mississippi, produces about 70 percent of the catfish consumed in the United States, and has over 30,000 acres under water. The town of Belzoni, in Humphreys County, is called the “Catfish Capital of the World.” Each spring the streets of down town Belzoni are transformed into a large carnival during the World Catfish Festival. Due in part to its reputation as a family oriented event, the World Catfish Festival has received several awards including Top 100 Events in North America and Top 20 Events of the Southeast. Info from Whats cooking in America

You can use this seasoning mix on any kind of fish.

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Pam olive oil
4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish.

Instructions

1.  In a small bowl combine the first seven ingredients.

2.Spray some olive oil on the foil. Brush the seasoning mix over both sides of fish. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the fish and bake at 450 F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Catfish Baked

15 minPrep Time

13 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Pam olive oil
  • 4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish.

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the first seven ingredients.
  2. Spray some olive oil on the foil. Brush the seasoning mix over both sides of fish. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the fish and bake at 450 F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Kibbeling

Apr 3, 2012 by

In the Netherlands, in addition to the snackbars, one can also find street stalls selling different fried, smoked and raw fish products called a “viskraam”. Besides the popular raw herring served with chopped onions, these stalls also sell fish products such as smoked mackerel, smoked eel and “kibbeling” (deep fried cod nuggets).

Kibbeling is a snack consisting of pieces of cod in a batter of flour and egg, dipped and then fried.

The high price of cod is now often worked with other species such as pollack, whiting. Kibbeling is often eaten with garlic sauce or remoulade.

“Kibbeling” is a corruption of the word “cod cheeks.” These cheeks are cut separately and were once as “kibbeling” offered. Later the belly pieces of large minnows (cod, pollock, etc.) are also sold as “kibbeling”.

When you make this Kibbeling do not use a deep fryer with a mesh basket. I found out the hard way, the battered fish kept sticking to the basket. So the next time I make it I will use a deep skillet.

Ingredients

For the batter:
1/2 lb cod pp.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
canola oil

Fish seasoning mix:
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp dill weed
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp garlic
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp lemon peel
1/8 tsp black pepper

For the garlic sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tsp dill weed

Instructions
Rinse the cod in some water. Mix your fish seasonings. Cut up the cod in bite size pieces then mix the milk, flour and egg. Add your seasoning mix to the cod. In the meantime heat the canola oil in a deep skillet 375F. Dip the cod in the batter and fry the cod in the oil for about 4 min or until brown. For the sauce you mix the mayo, sour cream, garlic and dill weed. Serve the cod with the garlic sauce

Kibbeling

15 minPrep Time

4 minCook Time

19 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the batter:
  • 1/2 lb cod pp.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • canola oil
  • Fish seasoning mix:
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp dill weed
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp lemon peel
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • For the garlic sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp dill weed

Instructions

  1. Rinse the cod in some water. Mix your fish seasonings. Cut up the cod in bite size pieces then mix the milk, flour and egg. Add your seasoning mix to the cod. In the meantime heat the canola oil in a deep skillet 375F. Dip the cod in the batter and fry the cod in the oil for about 4 min or until brown. For the sauce you mix the mayo, sour cream, garlic and dill weed. Serve the cod with the garlic sauce.
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Eel (paling) baked with Mustard Sauce (Dutch)

Mar 18, 2012 by

This is one of my favorite food that my mother prepared for us, and she made it again when I went home.

I did some research to find out why the eel is so expensive. And this is what I found out:

European eel is a ‘catadromous’ fish – that is, it spawns and is born at sea, and then migrates into inland waters to eat and grow. In the course of its life, it travels many thousands of miles, and passes through a number of very different stages, marked by changes in their colour.

European eel is now believed to spawn in the Sargasso Sea in the middle of the North Atlantic, whence the larvae then migrate to the coasts of Europe by drifting on the Gulf Stream. There they congregate in estuaries as glass eel, before metamorphosing into elvers and moving upstream. They spend most of their lifespan (6 to 20 years) in freshwater, where their bellies turn yellow. When the time comes for them to spawn, their skin turns silver and their stomachs dissolve. They then return downriver to swim back to the Sargasso Sea where their lives began.

European eels can live for over 80 years and reach up to 130cm in length, but average length of adults is around 60-80 cm, when they weigh around 1-2 kg.

The main fisheries for eel take place while they are migrating, when they are trapped and netted in estuaries and inshore waters. While traditional fisheries for local consumption tended to focus on adult eels, the last fifteen years have seen the emergence of a fishery for glass eels, which are exported to Asian markets where they are fattened in farms before being sold. As a result, the price of glass eel soared, to the point where in the mid-2000s it exceeded that of caviar.

The last twenty years have seen a dramatic decline in the number of eels reaching European river systems, which have fallen to as little as 1% of their previous levels according to some estimates. No one explanation can account for this phenomenon, which has been seen all over Europe. Possible causes, in addition to overfishing, include parasites, the damming of river systems for hydro-electric power, pollution, and changes to the course of the Gulf Stream

Ingredients

  • 3 lb eel
  • 2 rusk or 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 350F/180C. Wash the eel. Cut in 3 pieces.
  2. Add salt, chunks of margarine, to the eel. Crush the rusk (or use the bread crumbs), cover the eel with the rusk crumbs. Squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemon and pour over the eel. Add the 2 cups of water and put this dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 min, or until fork tender.
  3. Take the eel out of the oven dish and pour the liquid in a pan. Add 1 tbsp grainy mustard. (sorry no picture of that mom worked fast ;)) Dilute the cornstarch with water and add to the sauce. Whisk well. Pour over the eel.

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Eel (Paling) baked with Mustard Sauce

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40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb eel
  • 2 rusk or 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 350F/180C. Wash the eel. Cut in 3 pieces.
  2. Add salt, chunks of margarine, to the eel. Crush the rusk (or use the bread crumbs), cover the eel with the rusk crumbs. Squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemon and pour over the eel. Add the 2 cups of water and put this dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 min, or until fork tender.
  3. Take the eel out of the oven dish and pour the liquid in a pan. Add 1 tbsp grainy mustard. (sorry no picture of that mom worked fast ;)) Dilute the cornstarch with water and add to the sauce. Whisk well. Pour over the eel.
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