Every month a group of food bloggers gets together at cooked in translation to make a fusion version of a popular dish. The idea is for participating bloggers to interpret the recipe according to their cultural heritage. This month’s host Soni proposed to work with fish cakes. If you want to participate join us on Facebook and/or link up your favorite fish cake recipe. We are anxious to see what you have for us!
Now, when given this task, I immediately thought about making some kind of fish polpette (fishballs). I was thinking of doing ricotta and tuna balls, but I wasn’t convinced and so I started thinking about tunaloaf. Tunaloaf is a dish my mom used to make for us as kids. It is a simple mix of canned tuna and mashed potatoes and is usually shaped into a loaf.
For cooked in translations, I decided to make it into tuna cakes by simply shaping the mixture in a patty. For full disclosure, this patties (or the meatloaf for what matter) tend to be a bit on the dry side, especially if you do not use good tuna. So choose your tuna well and serve with mayo!
Now is up to you! Get to the end of the post and link up your version of a fish cake!