Cindi Rockwell of Berkley, Michigan, was a finalist in our 2012 Best of the Midwest recipe contest for these hearty fish cakes with a zippy wasabi dressing. Cindi says the recipe, which has two signature Minnesota ingredients, was inspired by the resort her grandparents owned there.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. In a 2-quart baking dish, pour wine over fish. Bake, uncovered, 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish, until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Drain and break into pieces.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine fish, egg, panko, cooked wild rice, onion, red sweet pepper, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shape mixture into six 3/4-inch-thick patties (about 1/3 cup each). Place patties on a baking sheet, cover and chill 2 hours.

  • In a 12-inch skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add patties to skillet and cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.

  • For Wasabi Dressing: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, the wasabi paste, sugar and soy sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve cakes with dressing, on a bed of greens, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; 21 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 817 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein;

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