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Fish cakes with basil aioli

Serves 4

  1. 1/2 cup mayo
  2. 4tb fresh basil
  3. 2tb lemon juice
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 3/4tsp salt
  6. 3/8tsp pepper
  7. 1lb cod, cut into 1in pieces
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1-1/2 cup panko
  • Process 1-4, 1/4tsp salt and 1/8tsp pepper. Set aside all but 3tb aioli.
  • Add cod in two batches and pulse 2-3 times. Fold in egg, half of panko and remaining sat and pepper. Form 4 1in patties and dredge in remaining panko.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side. Serve with aioli.

Shrimp burgers

Serves 4

  1. 1 cup panko
  2. 3 scallions
  3. 2tb mayo
  4. 1/4tsp pepper
  5. 1/8tsp salt
  6. 1/8tsp cayenne
  7. 1-1/2lb shrimp
  • Add panko to processor, pulse 15 times and set aside. Add 2-6 and 1/2lb shrimp and pulse 8-10 times. Add remaining shrimp and pulse 4-5 times.
  • Shape into 4 3/4in patties and dredge in panko. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side.

Chinese spicy scallion noodles

Serves 1

  1. 1tb neutral oil
  2. 1-1/4tsp sesame seeds
  3. 1/4tsp red pepper flakes
  4. 3 scallions, white and green parts separated
  5. 4tsp soy sauce
  6. 2tsp rice vinegar
  7. 2tsp brown sugar
  8. 1tsp sesame oil
  9. 3oz udon or lo mein noodles
  10. 1 egg
  • Cook 1-3 in a small skillet on medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until seeds begin browning. Take off-heat, mix in scallion whites and mix with 5-8. Toss with noodles along with scallion greens and set aside.
  • Fry egg as desired. Top noodles and serve.

Braised zucchini

Serves 4

  1. 4 8oz zucchini, quartered and cut into 2in pieces
  2. 4tb olive oil
  3. 4tb water
  4. 2 sprigs basil
  5. 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  6. 1tsp salt
  7. 1/4tsp pepper
  8. 1/4tsp red pepper flakes
  9. Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Bring everything except lemon juice to boil in a 12in skillet, cover and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, discard basil and serve.

Pork, egg and pea fried rice

Serves 4

  1. 8oz boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1/2in pieces
  2. 1tb brown sugar
  3. 1tsp cornstarch
  4. 1/4tsp baking soda
  5. 2 eggs, beaten
  6. 2 cloves garlic
  7. 6 scallions, white and green parts separated
  8. 6 cups rice
  9. 1 cup peas
  10. 4tsp soy sauce
  11. 2tb oyster sauce
  12. 1tb sherry
  13. 1tb ketchup
  14. 1tsp salt
  15. 1/4tsp pepper
  • Marinate 1-4 and 2tsp soy sauce for 15-60 minutes.
  • Cook pork in a 12in skillet undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add eggs and stir for 15 seconds, or until beginning to set. Push to one side of the skillet and add garlic and scallion whites for 15 seconds. Add rice and cook for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 2 minutes. Serve.

Feta olive puff pastry bites

Makes 18

  1. 2 5in x 5in puff pastry sheets, each cut into 9 squares
  2. 1tb olive oil
  3. 3-1/2oz feta
  4. Zest of 1 lemon
  5. 18 olives
  • Press center of squares to make slight indentation. Brush with oil and fill indentations with 3-4; some will be left over. Top with olives, sprinkle remaining feta mixture and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Serve.