Sardine and Salmon Fish Cakes With Creamed Leeks.
If you have been hanging out here for a while you a) need to get out more and b) know that I have a bit of a thing for fish cakes. As a result the appearance of these salmon fish cakes should not be a surprise.
They appear at a time of the year that is always very strange as a cook. That is because it is not quite summer but not really hearty comfort food weather either.
This recipe aims at filling that gap.
In short using the last of the winter vegetables before the new seasons veg arrives to create something a little lighter.
Canned Fish Aint Rubbish.
These salmon fish cakes are rounded out with some canned sardines. This adds a massive punch of flavour.
However, when I lived in the UK I would largely have turned up my nose at the idea of canned fish.
Well, shock of all shocks. In my 10 years here in Hungary I have learned that canned fish definitely has a place in the kitchen.
I now use the stuff a lot. Probably because there is little sea fish available here in the wild east of landlocked Hungary.
That is before we have even considered my exceptionally enthusiastic use of anchovies!
Festival Season Arrives!
Speaking of the time of the year it is festival season here in Hungary. Our village day is next weekend, a strange Hungarian phenomenon where each village throws a ‘party’.
Our village name translates to “New Saint George” and as a result our party falls around St Georges Day.
A day where the population of our village goes from 180 to around 1,000.
Most importantly a day where there is a huge amount of drunkenness and dancing to terrible live music, all celebrating the start of the planting season… Which of course began a month ago!