Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jalapeno Johnnycakes Topped with Smoked Fish

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped, seeded jalapeno chiles
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped scallions (about 4 scallions)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon liquid hot sauce such as Tabasco
  • 1 cup corn kernels (thawed frozen is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • approximately 60 small pieces (the size of a quarter) smoked salmon, arctic char, smoked shrimp or scallops

1. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, cumin, oregano, and salt in a bowl.

2. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the milk. Whisk in the jalapenos, 2 tablespoons of the scallions, oil, and hot pepper sauce. Gently whisk the egg mixture into the cornmeal mixture. Stir in the corn.

3. Heat the butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Spoon out the batter by half-tablespoons to make pancakes about the size of silver dollars. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a baking sheet and repeat until batter is used.

4. Serve immediately or reheat in a 375 F oven until just warm. Top each pancake with a piece of seafood, sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons scallions and serve.

from Dishing Up Maine

Yield: 60 pancakes (about 10 servings)

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