Seafood Cakes With Cilantro Vinaigrette
Oil, for cooking
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
6 ounces peeled cooked shrimp
10 ounces sea scallops
2 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs), divided
1 egg, beaten slightly
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Heat a 10-to 12-inch skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. When
the oil is hot, add the shallot and red pepper. Cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
Set them aside.
Chop the shrimp and scallops into pea-size pieces and place them in a large
mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup panko, the beaten egg, whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of
Parmesan, the cooked shallot and red pepper, the cilantro, chives, salt and
pepper to taste. Stir together gently until combined. Form the mixture into 8 (2
1/2-to 3-inch) cakes. Place the remaining panko and Parmesan on a plate and stir
to mix. Roll each cake in panko to coat and set aside.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Heat the same skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup oil. When the oil is hot,
add the cakes and cook until lightly browned, then flip them. They should take 3
to 4 minutes per side. Remove to the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Mixed greens for 4
1 shallot, diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped (use gloves if you have sensitive skin)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tomatoes, sliced
8 very thin slices red onion, for garnish
While the cakes are baking, divide the salad greens among four plates.
To make the vinaigrette, puree the shallot, cilantro, garlic, chile, Dijon,
vinegar, salt and pepper to taste in a blender, then slowly add the olive oil
and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Place 2 seafood cakes on each plate. Garnish with sliced tomato and red onion.
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the cakes and greens and serve.
Each serving: 583 calories; 895 mg sodium; 166 mg cholesterol; 40 grams fat; 7
grams saturated fat; 27 grams carbohydrates; 28 grams protein; 1.98 grams fiber