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Monday Munchies: Catching Fire’s Fish Cakes and Lime Paste

Written By: Word Nerd - Oct• 24•11

My head is swimming with all of the foods mentioned in The Hungers Games trilogy.  Some of them sound quite delicious and intriguing (clear green broth that “tastes like springtime”), some of them sound a little, erm, awful (Greasy Sae’s wild dog and mouse stew).

In Chapter 14 of Catching Fire, the deflated victors are served “fish cakes and a creamy lime paste”.  I immediately thought of these delectable little patties that my husband created one day when Word Nerd Teen was Word Nerd Toddler.  Simple and delicious, kid and adult approved alike.  Enjoy!

Fish Cakes and Creamy Lime Paste

2- 4.5 ounce cans of tuna packed in water, drained well

2 eggs, beaten

2 Tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

1 Tablespoon yellow mustard seeds (seeds, not yellow mustard!)

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

4 saltine crackers, crumbled

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

zest and juice from one lime

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix together tuna, eggs, feta, mustard seeds, coriander, cardamom and crackers.  Using 2 Tablespoons of mixture at a time, squeeze out liquid and form into a patty.  Drop onto a hot griddle and press with spatula.  Cook each side for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. (You may use cooking spray or a light coating of oil.  Remember, these are grilled, not fried!) Makes 12

In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, zest and lime juice and cayenne pepper.  Serve with fish cakes.

What food from The Hunger Games trilogy most intrigues you?

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