My mind has been playing up post wedding. I have a case of forgetfulness.
I forgot that it was my nephew’s birthday this weekend. I forgot that my (very important) meeting was next friday, instead I sat at a cafe, all on my lonesome for half an hour – waiting and waiting. I forgot that I had made this sushi fillet-o-fish. I even forgot about day light savings and pushing that clock forward one-entire-hour.
Like a lot of things I forget, when I realise that I had forgotten them – rather than get angry at my mind, it was a rather pleasant surprise.
I drove up to Newcastle for the most part of the weekend to see my nephew, Austin, to celebrate his second birthday. We made a ‘digger’ cake – which was a total hit. Digger cake? A good old chocolate cake, smothered thickly in its entirety with chocolate icing. There were banana chip retaining walls, and banana chip paving stones up the sides of the cake. ‘Green (coconut) grass’, along with crushed up ‘rocks’ made by smashing maltesers and crunchie bars (more for us adults than the birthday boy!). There was even ‘milo dirt’. And of course, a prized plastic digger, which had cut a path right down the middle of the cake – pushing all the rocks, grass and dirt off the side of the cake and onto the cake stand. One word, epic. The birthday boy was in awe. Even asking about the cake the next day.
That meeting I forgot about is this week. (Phew, for a week later, I would have been kicking myself if I’d missed this meeting). I can’t be more excited about it. It’s got to do with the blog, and involves a bit of radio and video – once I get the full details, you will too. Maybe that’s why I thought it was a week early – sheer excitement!
This sushi fillet-o-fish recipe that also got forgotten. I was (secretly) patting myself on the back thinking, ‘wow – you really shot a lot that day and the post is already written, score’. It meant this post was fairly fast to put up, which is very unusual around here.
So, enjoy my last sushi burger and know that I’m feeling blog-better – and content will be more regular, more varied. And a change is around the corner. This last change is one I definitely won’t forget about.
THE SUSHI FILLET-O-FISH
2 CUPS OF BROWN SUSHI RICE (MAKE YOUR OWN OR USE THE EASY MICROWAVE PACKETS)
3-5 SLICES OF PLASTIC CHEESE, CUT INTO QUARTERS
5 CORNICHONS, CUT INTO A FINE DICE
FOR THE FISH PATTIES
1 FILLET OF FIRM WHITE FISH (I USED SNAPPER)
1 X EGG, lightly beaten
1 CUP OF PANKO CRUMBS
SALT AND PEPPER
LET’S GET COOKING
To make the fish patties cut the fish into squares, mine were 4 x 4cm and 5mm thick. Lightly coat the fish pattie in the lightly beaten egg, then coat all sides in panko crumbs. Set aside and refridgerate for 10 minutes.
Shallow fry your fish patties in a non-stick frypan on a medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel. Repeat for remaining fish patties.
With slightly wet hands form your sushi brown rice burger tops by squeezing the rice together in the palm of your hands. Repeat with remaining rice.
Assemble your burger; burger bottom, fish patty, slice of cheese, kewpie mayo, cornichons then your burger top. Repeat the process for your remaining ingredients.
Makes 12. Eat immediately. No chopsticks required!