My KitchenAid 12 Cup Food Processor arrived a couple days ago. YAY!!!
I won it from BakeSpace back in February.
I knew it had been shipped and found the perfect recipe to break it in!
... or so I thought...
In my quest for lighter recipes, I stumbled across this Cooking Light recipe for Spicy Fish Cakes.
Now, Jon and Tawny really like fish and request it often.
I try really hard to like fish, but just can't really work up that much enthusiasm for it. I LOVE shellfish... but fish fish mostly = yuck for me.
When I found this recipe, I was really excited about it.
It had scallops in it... YUM
Green onions... YUM
Chili paste... YUM
It also had haddock... my sister Jeannie really likes haddock... so I figured this would probably be ok.
Anyway... I made it...
And it smelled really good...
Beautiful isn't it?
OMG!! It was so gross!!!
Jon said the flavor was pretty good (although Tawny and I didn't like it)
But the scallops were gritty... YUCK
The texture was disgusting. It was very squishy.
It was supposed to be flaky... but really never got there and I cooked them twice as long as the recipe said.
I'm not posting the recipe, because even if you can offer insight as to where I may have gone wrong, it's extremely unlikely I'll attempt to make these again.
One thing I did learn... how to skin a fish fillet.
Jeannie said I should have asked the fish guy to skin them for me. But since I buy very little fish, I had no idea to do that. I did ask him if it was easy to skin and he didn't seem too sure... he also didn't offer to do it, so I just took them as they were.
I don't think I ever really got the hang of it. I ended up having to kinda man-handle some of it off of the skin... but manhandle it with crushing it... no easy task.
I was getting pretty frustrated.
So these are my fillets.
They leave the skin on, so it can be identified as haddock.
You're supposed to be able to slide the knife between the skin and the flesh... angling the blade toward the skin. The skin is very tough and won't rip. This is not as easy as it sounds.
It got harder to angle the blade at all.
Then Fig got interested in what I was doing
That's fish skin.
It's creepy & gross.
Trying not to man-handle the fish.
Let's just look at Fig again.
She's super cute and super soft... but she's actually the mean kitty.
So anyway... it LOOKED beautiful.
But it was extremely distasteful.
It's SO disappointing to have a recipe you're so excited about fail so miserably!
Especially when it contains $16 worth of fresh seafood!
Anyway... At least it was pretty... I guess....
So here's some pictures of my gorgeous new Kitchenaid Food Processor!
Not so big you say??
How about with a little perspective?
Pretty big, huh?
Cool box to hold accessories.
Filled with Spicy Fish Cake fixin's.
Live action footage from my kitchen! (I'm easily entertained)
Anyway... dinner was gross... so I had Dilled Chicken Salad on a Bagel instead!
Thanks for tolerating my foolishness!
Have a great weekend!
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