You need is this codfish cake recipe.
Crab cakes or cod cakes?
How about gluten-free codfish cakes?!
Sure who doesn’t love a good crab cake. But you know what? Crab can be expensive. And if you buy pre-made crab cakes many times they’re filled with fillers and you’re wondering if there’s even any crab in that crab cake.
Enter codfish cakes.
What is codfish?
Cod is a firm, white fish. It’s mild in flavor making it more approachable for those who may not like stronger flavored fish. And it’s a pretty affordable fish too.
Is cod nutritious?
Codfish is considered a good, healthy source of protein. Protein is an important component of any healthy diet and provides the body with essential amino acids.
It’s also high in vitamins and minerals as well as being a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that is thought to help reduce inflammation in the body and benefit heart health.
Is cod safe to eat?
Some are concerned about mercury levels in the fish they eat. Mercury is a pollutant that builds up in lakes, rivers, and ocean which then turns up in the food fish eat. So over time mercury builds up in the bodies of fish.
For most, the health benefits of eating fish outweigh the risks of high mercury in fish. The FDA recommends eating 8-12oz of a variety of fish and shellfish per week. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and young children should focus on lower mercury-containing fish. Fish lower in mercury include salmon, cod, shrimp, catfish, and tilapia.
Gluten-free cod fish cakes
Since it’s Celiac Awareness Month, I thought I’d share my recipe for gluten-free cod cakes.
I’ve replaced any breading that would go into a “cake” with almond flour. The fattiness of the almond flour helps keep the lean cod moist. Then I rolled the cakes in brown rice flour which helps them develop a nice crust on the outside while cooking.
Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet or not, these cod cakes will not disappoint!
Need help following a gluten-free diet? Wonder whether you should be following a gluten-free diet? Contact me! I’d love to work with you!
- 1.5 pounds cod
- 1 large shallot minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley minced
- 1.5 tablespoons almond flour
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 0.5 teaspoon salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Season cod with salt and pepper. Once oven is preheated, cook cod for about 8bminutes or until opaque and flakey.
- Allow cod to cool and then flake into large bowl.
- Add shallot, garlic, egg, parsley, old bay, salt, almond flour to bowl with cod. Stir to combine. (At this point you may want to cook a small tester and adjust seasoning as needed.)
- Shape mixture into cakes. Heat olive oil in large pan.
- Roll cakes in brown rice flour, add to hot olive oil and cook until brown on all sides - a few minutes each side.
You can make the cakes any size you want. I like smaller cakes and usually make them about golf ball size.
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