Creole Fish Cakes with Chipotle Crema

and sweet corn succotash

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Soy

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Carb Conscious
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Add a bit of heat to your life, and a bit of the New Orleans flavors that are legendary (for good reason), with these flaky, filling fish cakes. You'll be shocked by how easy they are to make, and how well they form and fry. Shocked, but not surprised… when has Home Chef steered you wrong before? (There was that one meal back in 2015, but we don't talk about it anymore.) Tip: Best way to remove ribs and seeds from a red bell pepper? Cut off top and bottom of pepper, then either carefully cut or tear our the seed portion.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    12 oz. Tilapia Fillets
  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
  • Info
    6 Saltine Crackers
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • Info
    1.26 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Chipotle Pesto
  • 2 tsp. Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 Lime

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    585
  • Carbohydrates
    30g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1491mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using mahi-mahi, halve fillets. Follow same instructions as tilapia in Steps 1, 3, and 4, roasting until fish reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 8-10 minutes, before cooling and flaking fish.

  1. 1

    Roast the Tilapia

    Pat tilapia dry. Place tilapia on prepared baking sheet. Roast in hot oven until fish reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Let roasted tilapia cool, at least 5 minutes. While tilapia cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Chipotle Crema

    Coarsely crush crackers. Halve lime. Juice one half and cut other half into wedges. Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into ¼" dice. Stem poblano, halve, seed, remove ribs, and cut into ¼" pieces. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, half the chipotle pesto, and a pinch of salt. Taste, and add remaining chipotle pesto if desired. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Form the Fish Cakes

    Place cooled tilapia in another mixing bowl and shred into small pieces. Add crushed crackers, seasoning blend, mayonnaise, and a pinch of salt and pepper and thoroughly combine. Set aside, 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir tilapia-cracker mixture until slightly sticky. Form into four equally-sized fish cakes, about 3" in diameter.

  4. 4

    Cook the Fish Cakes

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add fish cakes to hot pan and cook undisturbed until browned, 2-3 minutes per side. Flip gently to keep fish cakes intact. Transfer fish cakes to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  5. 5

    Cook Succotash and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook fish cakes to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add red bell pepper, poblano (to taste), and corn to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in 2 tsp. lime juice, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing fish cakes on chipotle crema. Squeeze lime wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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