This quick version of kimchi packs the spicy-and-salty umami punch of the real thing—and is delightful served on these two-bite fish cakes with a tart mayo.
- Prep time 1 hour
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
- Portion size 12 servings
Swiss Chard Kimchi:
Swiss Chard Kimchi: In saucepan, bring salt and 5 cups water to boil; cook for 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, separate leaves from stems of Swiss chard; chop leaves and stems diagonally into about 1/4-inch (5 mm) wide slices. In large heatproof bowl, toss Swiss chard with radishes. Pour salt water over top; let stand for 10 minutes, stirring once. Drain and rinse under cold water. Let stand in colander for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze out excess liquid; transfer mixture to bowl.
In small bowl, stir together garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, sugar, vinegar, Asian chili paste and fish sauce; add to Swiss chard mixture, tossing to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Lemon Mayo: Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest and lemon juice; set aside. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)
Trout Cakes: In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook celery and onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to bowl; let cool completely.
Add trout, panko, eggs, mayonnaise and pepper to celery mixture; stir until combined. Shape by rounded 1 tbsp into balls; gently press into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate on parchment paper–lined baking sheets for up to 24 hours.)
In same skillet, heat half of the remaining oil over medium heat; cook half of the patties, turning once, until golden and heated through, about 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining oil and patties. Top patties with mayo and kimchi.
Nutritional facts per serving: about
- Fibre 1 g
- Sodium 921 mg
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 11 g
- Calories 166.0
- Total fat 10 g
- Cholesterol 44 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 6 g
- Iron 7.0
- Folate 5.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 15.0
- Vitamin C 8.0