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Monday, February 8, 2010

Salmon hash cake

The first time I had hash cake was in England many years ago. Picnic by a brook in the Lake District among bluebells, it was the best hash cake I have ever eaten. So when I laid my hands on a 5 kg salmon and wonder what goes beyond endless salmon fillet dinners, this came to mind.

300g salmon, deboned
3 big Russet potato
1 egg
2 C rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt ( I use himalayan salt )

Steam salmon until thoroughly cooked. I nuked it in the microwave for a couple of minutes using sensor cook while peeling the potato. Cool and flake.

Steam the peeled potatoes or nuke them in a covered bowl for about 5 minutes. Mash coarsely while still hot. Do not blitz in the food processor because it will turn gluey and starchy.

Add in flaked salmon, 1/2 tsp salt, a pinch of pepper and stir well.

Flatten big ( ice cream ) scoops of salmon hash and roll on a bed of rolled oats.

Transfer to oiled frying pan and fry until golden brown. Serve warm with coleslaw, tartar sauce, or pickles.

The hash cakes freeze well and is a convenient lunch item, requiring only 1- 2 minutes in the microwave from frozen to piping hot. Put under a grill for 3 minutes if you wish to regain the oaty crunch.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there :)

    I have came across your Taiwan DIY trip blog and I was wondering the minsu that you stayed at during 3rd day, with star gazing balcony, where is it at? Is it possible to provide me with the name of the minsu?

    Mr Liao that served as the tour guide+driver for day 3 and 4, is he still available for booking? Is it possible to give me his contact?

    I am sorry for bombarding you with so many questions about your Taiwan trip. But I can't seem to find much information about hehuanshan on the net.

    Thank you so much in advance!