Not to toot my own horn, but I killed it with this experiment. #toottoot
I had some frozen swai fillets, green onions and peas at home. So, naturally I thought burger patties. Anyways, this turned out wayyyy better than that I thought. Some of the patties looked like actual patties, but most of them broke apart. Next time, I think I need to add egg or something to glue the ingredients together. In any case, it was DELICIOUS.
And since this was an experiment, I didn't really measure the ingredients. Like at all. Sorry.
- Frozen Peas
- 2-3 wild mushrooms
- 3 Swai fillets (thawed)
- Leftover homemade tomato salsa (maybe 2 ounces?)
- 8-10 green onions
- Bread crumbs (idk if this is necessary, but it was in the cupboard and I wanted to finish it)
- Fresh garlic
- Fresh thyme
- Seasonings to taste
- Boil peas until they are soft.
- While the peas are boiling, chop up green onions and mushrooms and garlic.
- Throw the onion mixture in a blender or food processor until fine.
- Drain peas and onion mixture.
- Mash with a masher until patty like texture. Add seasonings. I used black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper. Put it to the side.
- Place swai fillets in sauce pan with olive oil and cook for 5 minutes. They don't need to be completely done, just warmed throughout the fish.
- Cut up the fish and add to the mashed mixture. Mash fish in mixture.
- Isn't mashing so fun??
- Add bread crumbs to mashed mixture and tomato salsa. I made a chunky tomato salsa a few days ago (I'll post the recipe soon) that added some really good spicy flavors to the patty mixture. The bread crumbs, I think, added body to the patties. But, I could be wrong. Basically, I just wanted to get it out of my cupboard.
- Using the same pan that you used for the fillets, add canola oil and let warm.
- Mold patty mixture into patties and fry until both sides are crispy and brown.
I paired this with my spaghetti squash pasta. Here's the recipe for THAT!