Friday, May 15, 2009

fish cakes for the family (guest blog by sharon)

For the past few years, the Menu Maniac gave me a subscription to Bon Appetit for my birthday. It is an excellent source of inspiration. One of the tastiest and easiest main courses I discovered from the magazine is the Mahi Mahi Fish Cakes.

This is a simple, healthy dish. The only problem is that I can't always find mahi mahi at the store. A few times I was lucky enough to find the President’s Choice blue menu wild mahi mahi.
This week, I couldn’t find mahi mahi anywhere, so I used President’s Choice blue menu wild halibut instead.
Instead of the breadcrumbs, I substitute panko (Japanese) bread crumbs which I purchase at Hoa Viet (pronounced "Wa Bet") at 485 Wyandotte St. W., (519) 255.7232. Not only does Hoa Viet have a convenient parking lot, but it also carries many obscure Asian ingredients at great prices.

We had Stir Fried Sesame Asparagus as a side dish. I typically buy the no-name sesame seeds at the Superstore. I highly recommend this easy recipe, especially because local asparagus is the best!

Speaking of local, check out the Essex County Federation of Agriculture’s Buy Local map . Refer to it to find out where to buy the freshest ingredients grown close to home. It also shows where to go to pick your own, a great activity.

Speaking of pick your own, we are very excited about our strawberry crop in the backyard. If the strawberry crop survives the squirrels and my children, I promise to document the harvest on this blog soon.

(me on the left and the menu maniac)
MY BIO: Like any self-respecting Strosberg, I enjoy a good meal. Together with my husband David, I endure the daily struggle of figuring out what our young daughters will eat for dinner. I am a lawyer and an avid runner. And of course, I am the Menu Maniac’s sister-in-law and now, an occasional guest blogger.


  1. Thanks for posting Sharon! These fishcakes are awesome. Hope you'll make them for me next time I come over. xoxo

  2. Sounds like an excellent meal. My kind of food!

  3. Great blog and FANTASTIC picture! JS.