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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Monkfish & Bacon Corn Fritters


Since the quarantine we've been buying a lot more local seafood and trying new fish recipes with our purchases. It has also given us a way of remembering our summer travels. This past week I purchased some Monkfish filets, which has tight, meaty white flesh that's often been compared to lobster tail. With that information, some local bacon, and inspired by a past birthday trip to Portland, ME; I decided to make 'Lobster & Bacon Fritters' but substituted monkfish for the lobster. These flavorful, crisp cornmeal fritters are filled with juicy monkfish, salty bacon and spring onions. Here is my recipe:

Monkfish & Bacon Corn Fritters

Cooking for Kishore
Monkfish & Bacon Corn Fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Monkfish tails, steamed
  • 1/2 cup Thick Cut Bacon, cooked & cut
  • 3 Spring Onions, chopped
  • 1 - 14.75 oz can Sweet Corn Cream Style
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  1. Steam Monkfish fillets for about 5 minutes until cooked, let cool and cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Then add the creamed corn, and egg till you have a batter consistency. Finally, fold in the chopped bacon, spring onions and monkfish pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan to medium high heat and once hot add approximately 1 Tbsp batter per fritter. Cook until light brown, ~1 minutes, flip and cook for another ~1 minutes.
  4. Drain on a paper towel and serve hot. Enjoy!
Yield: Makes 20
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: Monk Fish Fritters, Monkfish & Bacon Corn Fritters, Fish Fritters, Homemade Fish fritters, monkfish recipes, easy fish recipes


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