These Fishless Japanese Sea Vegetable and Nori Cakes would make a fantastic light starter
I think these Fishless Sea Vegetable Cakes look marvellous without the panko coating that its a shame it has to be cover the colourful seaweed shades of greens. This is my submission to #EatYourGreens food challenge. Please do join in with you Green Vegan Mofo blog post, the rules are here.
Before I give you the recipe, I want a little bit of a rant. Yesterday was not the day we had planned. All our good plans went pear shaped. We were on our way to Bristol to celebrate and have a little fun with my nephews, but the icy weather played havoc with our car that we had to turn back home and go to the garage. It cost us £300.00. Happy Birthday. There was no point in grumbling but I was very mift and wished we had never left the house in the first place. All the signs with the weather were warning us to stay indoors. When we got back home we just tried to make the best of what was left of the day at home and outside it poured ice buckets.
Anyway, I digress. I had so much fun getting back into Food 'N' Flix, so I am joining again. The movie chosen this month is Burnt. As a foodies, I have to admit I had not seen it or heard of it and to be honest, I am not a fan of either Bradley Cooper or Sienna Miller, but I wanted to play along with Food N Flix, so I purchased the film. I watched it one weekend.
Although there are loads of food references, it did not terribly inspire me - perhaps because I am a Vegetarian and many of the food references were to meat and seafood, but whilst I was racking my head for ideas the scene when the two lead characters are in Billinsgate Markets, London's most famous fish market inspired me to make some 'Fish' Cakes.
Of course I was not going to make anything with fish or seafood, but I did have sea vegetables and these Fishless Fishfree Sea Vegetable Cakes were created .
Fishless Japanese Sea Vegetable and Nori Cakes
5g Japanese sea vegetable Salad, reconstituted and drained. Set aside.
2 teaspoon nori flakes or green Nori Sprinkle
1 packet Smoked tofu, liquid drained, then thinly sliced or crumbled
500g cold mashed potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the panko and combine well so the ingredients are well distributed throughout.
Then divide into eight and make into patty shapes.
In a wide bowl sufficient amount of panko and then gently press the Fishless Sea vegetable cakes into the panko on both sides and the edges. the panko should should stick. If you find that it does does then make flax egg, but I did not feel it was necessary.
Put the Fishless Sea Vegetable Cakes in fridge to firm up until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, remove from the fridge heat some oil in a wide frying pan and shallow fry on both sides until golden and warmed through.
Feel free to put them in the oven to stay warm to get on with the accompaniments.
I am sharing these Fishless Japanese Sea Vegetable and Nori Cakes with Food 'N' Flix hosted by Caroline Makes ; and Vegan Mofo prompt today is Greens. This is also my submission to #EatYourGreens. Please do join in with you Green Vegan Mofo post, the rules are here.