April is our turn to host the Shopping Around The World for Piglove. Simply put The Canadian Cat’s URL in your post with your favourite seafood dish. Piglove’s URL would be nice to include too.
Hey Kali how’s the ole gal doing? She’s OK….she’s watching and talking to the TV. The talking to the TV tells me she’s getting better. What happened anyway Shoko…do you know? Well, listening to dad and mom yak about her knee, it seems when they went to Omaha Beach after meeting up with Phenny and his mom and dad, mom fell down. Really!! Good ole mom, when in doubt, have a bath….sorry, that’s for us not mom. For mom it would be….MAKE A TURKEY OF YOURSELF!
This picture was taken moments before mom stood up, heard a crack and fell on her face. Da Phenny knew it was coming and wanted to get out of there fast so is dragging his mom behind him. MOL.
When they got to London they caught a virus….both of them. This knocked them so low that they could barely be seen on our cat radar, but I get ahead of myself as all of the residents at the house in Normandy were involved in fixing our recipe of the month for Shopping Around The World.
We peek in at the activities In the house in Normandy that day.
Seems mom was the bossy dudette for our recipe of Fish Cakes made with salmon. She says supervisor, we say bossy.
1 tin Sockeye Salmon….150 grams $5.25 in Canadian Dollars
1 onion…. 1.29 euro a pound , $ 1.38
8 small potatoes……very small…1.99 for a kilo, $$ 2.13 euro
some butter….in cupboard
A true international dinner.
1/ Dice onion but not too small. Throw a teaspoon of butter in frying pan to brown onion. Put onion in frying pan and cook at medium-high…stirring frequently or your onion will be black as my face. MOL
2/ While the onion is browning, cut up the potatoes and boil them in a pot.
The potatoes are boiling and the onion is sautéing as demonstrated by our model Broomhilda Brush, a charming woman.
With your other hand chunk up the sockeye salmon after you have removed the juice and given it to the pet at your elbow. As you see, aforementioned pet is helping Broomhilda get the salmon juice out of the can and telling us to flake off, it’s his juice.
3/ The potatoes are done so smash them like this foreign resident of the house.
4/ Turn onions off at this time.
5/ Add salt and pepper to taste and about 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs.
6/ Combine smashed potatoes, browned onions. salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and of course the salmon in bowl. Mix with hands. It tastes better this way.
7/ Make patties with your hands. Put 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan and turn the temperature to high. Watch constantly. Don’t forget to place the patties in pan. After about 5 minutes turn the cakes over and do the same on the other side. You want to brown them on either side….not burn them. DONE! These are some scrumptious looking fish cakes. Mmmm…perhaps some more potatoes would be wise next time.
A wonderful meal that we all had part in making. What? Mr. Brush didn’t do anything? Oh yes he did! Mr. Brush appears to have eaten a little more than the chair could hack. The chair broke but Phenny was there to the rescue, moving so fast he’s a blur.
Thank you for joining us for April’s Seafood Recipe. From all of us: Mr. and Mrs. Brush, dad, mom and Da Phenny we bid you a fun and happy day.
Broomhilda Brush and Mr. Brush aka Phenny’s mom and dad.
It is also Sunday Selfie Day with The Cat On My Head blog. Well, we just couldn’t miss another Selfie Day so I took it upon myself to show one and all the beret mom brought me back from Paris for me. Kali got one that is exactly the same. Where’s the French treats mom….trade ya the beret for the goodies. MOL Am I not one sophisticated kitty? I asked for a green beret but mom didn’t think I deserve a green one. I tell you…I’m not so sure about that woman.
Please stop by The Cat On My Head and view our friends trying to show their best side. It’s a riot.Mom this was a long blog. I’m bone tired but a little peckish. Are there any treats in the big Paris bag? There are? What do ya mean I have to share them with Kali. What did she do? Oh alright if I HAVE to.
1. My favorite Crispmouse Song(s) is/are…..SILVER BELLS AND I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANDY PAWS, but I could do without hearing …..ROCKIN’ ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE….ever again.
2.My most meaningful Crispmouse ornament/decoration is A MOUSE IN A STOCKING , because…..MOM GOT THAT FOR MY FIRST Crispmouse. I am going to fill in the last two sentences.
3. My favourite holiday treat is……TURKEY SLICES….VERY THIN. THIS IS A DELICIOUS TREAT.
4. A holiday tradition in my house is MOM PLAYING WITH US CRISPMOUSE DAY IN THE CRISPMOUSE PAPER, MAKING LOTS OF NOISE AND GETTING SHOKO ALL EXCITED.
Thanks toPiglove and Fozziemum for providing us a forum to tell everybody our recipes. Go Bacon!
We are supposed to be cooking up a Thanksgiving side dish but our Thanksgiving was last month, in October. Mom and dad won’t appreciate anything to do with a turkey so close to Christmas. The peeps in the States can hack it. Well, we’re a little different.
So what are we cooking then Shoko? Mom says she’s making up fish cakes. How un-Thanksgiving like. Well, this dish is for a break after all that turkey. Most of her ingredients are from the vegetable garden….but not the salmon Shoko. Too bad, we could be rich if mom could grow fish out in the garden.
What’s that Elfin John doing? You want to help us? We don’t need your help, thank you. I think we should let him help, Shoko. He may be turning over a new leaf and who are we to stop his progress. I don’t believe it Kali and now I feel guilty. Oh, alright,,,,he can help us.
Here is a picture of the ingredients.
Here is a picture of the ingredients mom forgot to show in the first photo.
Now that you’re confused we’ll tell you the ingredients:
1 onion, diced…$.030
1/4 cup shredded carrot…..garden…optional
4 average old potatoes…..garden
1/4 cup green pepper…$0.25
1/4 cup red pepper……$0.25
4 drops Worcester sauce…optional…cupboard
celery leaves….2 tbsps..optional
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sockeye salmon…..150 grams (5.3 ounces)… $5.25
Mom sends to St, Jean’s Cannery for her salmon. Wonderful tasting salmon. St. Jean’s Cannery is in the city of Nanaimo where Nanaimo Bars were invented.
We are all ready to get underway.
Fry the peppers, onion,potatoes, dill, fall, nip, Kali, electric, cakes and shredded carrot, until they are just soft. Throw them into the mashed potatoes with Worcester sauce. Add the dill and all other ingredients. Your mixture is set to be fried. Hey you…Elfin!!! Get away before you fall in.
Good grief, I need a nip smoothie. This little guy is getting to me.
Thank you Kali.
Now, lets get out the electric fry pan. Turn the temperature to high and spray a bit of oil in the bottom of the pan, about a tbsp. Shape the cakes into round shapes about the size of a hamburger patty. When these rounds are in the frying pan press them flatter with a spatula. Our fry pan holds 7 medium fish cakes.
These are the cooking fish cakes. Mom is not great at flipping them over but she’s the boss. There you have it friends. Now for a sip of my nip smoothie.
1. Yesterday,…..I WAS SITTING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM WITH COW KITTY. I DON’T TRUST THE LITTLE FREAK THOUGH. DAD WAS PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUTSIDE. SHOKO WAS OUT THERE SUPERVISING.
2. IF I GOT DOG BISCUITS I WOULD regift THEM AND GIVE THEM TO EASY. HE DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE TOO FUSSY.
3. My favourite holiday leftover is….. THAT’S A TOUGH ONE CAUSE I HATE LEFTOVERS! PERHAPS SOME FINELY CHOPPED TURKEY, WHITE MEAT ONLY, AND A SIDE BOWL OF CHICKEN BROTH. THAT TICKLES MY FANCY4. The best part of a long, holiday weekend is….. BEING TOGETHER RELAXING WITH FAMILY. THE GOOD FOOD DOESN’T HURT EITHER.We hope your Thanksgiving had wonderful friends and family. Stuff yourself because in another month Christmas will be upon us. MOL