Grouper Cakes with Celery Slaw

Grouper Cakes with Celery Slaw

Served with a crunchy slaw, these fish cakes make an excellent appetizer or a full meal.

Grouper Cakes with Celery Slaw
Makes 6
  • 1 pound grouper fillets
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • ⅓ cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons minced celery
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning*
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Celery Slaw (recipe follows)
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil; lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle fish with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Place on prepared pan.
  3. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. Flake fish into a large bowl; add crackers, bell pepper, egg, celery, green onion, mayonnaise, lemon zest, Creole seasoning, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon black pepper; stir until well combined. Shape mixture into 8 patties, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  5. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Gently place patties in skillet. Cook until golden and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with Celery Slaw and lemon wedges.
*We used Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning.




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