Thursday, February 4, 2010

EGG ROLLED FISH CAKES


I am so inclined to whimsical food. Play food that is fun to make as it is to look at and to play with eat. These egg rolls filled my needs and are as pretty as a picture. 


Tracie from Bittersweet Flavours is whom I have to thank. Thank you Tracie. Her wonderful mother obliges with food for her blog, Tracie herself is quite the accomplished baker and these egg rolls were made by her aunt and displayed on her blog. That is what I call teamwork. Which makes me wish I had a living breathing and an industrious team of little elves in my kitchen right now.



However, these are what I made all by myself while my son hovered around the fringes. Waiting. And although the fish paste had little bubbles of air trapped inside I shall consider them not a failure but cute instead. But Perhaps I should have used white pepper instead of black.


I had used the fish ball recipe that I had posted earlier on, here. I just added a sprinkle of finely chopped red chillies for colour. Then I made and 2 or 3 thin omelets, spread the fish paste over each omelet, rolled them up into a longish log just like the making of pinwheel cookies, and then steamed them for 15 to 20 minutes. I then sliced them on the diagonal and took some pictures for fun my blog. How easy is that? ~ Child's play ~


And they were very very Yummy in our tummies ~

Great with a chillie soy vinegar dip like here ~

39 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

These are great for a cocktail party. Looks really good!

tracieMoo said...

Actually ThankYOU! you have just made my day :)
yes the little bubbles are very cute, and this is what homemade is all about! haha.. it's so funny that you related these with pinwheel cookies, but it's really true cause we do wrap it up like that. The pictures look really amazing, Zurin!

Angie's Recipes said...

What a special fish cake you have created!

La Table De Nana said...

I like the air also..and the splashes of color..You are right they are pinwheels of beauty Zurin..I bet someone we know will make these soon:)

Anncoo said...

I had something like this at the Yong Tau Foo store the other day. Next time must try this out.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Zurin, your egg rolled fish cake looks very tasty! Oh, I saw Tracie's post on making fish paste! Yet, I've yet to get hands on making it. Gasped!

Thanks to both of you for the inspiration! Keep it up! =)

Daniela said...

che fantastica ideabravissima.
Assoltamente da provare.
Ciao Daniela.

Anonymous said...

mummy, i waaaaaaaaaaannt! I'll be your little elf!! LOL for some reason i think of nik..was he the one hovering? LLOLOLOLOL mcm wolf pulak LOL

juli

Marysol said...

Zurin, it's so good to know someone who still enjoys playing with food. Never grow up.

You've created a magnificient dish, that in the wrong hands, might have ended up looking like a liver fungus. Never mind.

The point is, you're a culinary artist!

Trix said...

These look so yummy! And yes, they are very cute. But luckily not too cute to eat!! ; )

Federica said...

bellissima ricetta!!! molto invitante! aspettami che arrivo con il pane!!! :)))
ciaooooooooo

wendyywy said...

They are very pretty.
Will be even prettier if some chopped spring onions are added to the fish paste for more colour.

Sophie said...

Waw,...these rolls look amazing & ooh so tasty!!!


A grand recipe & end result!!!

MaryMoh said...

These look sooo good....perfect for Chinese New Year. I wish I can get fresh mackerel here to make this!

Faida said...

yummy.... Aunty, you really know how to match your posting with the season.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Oh Zurin, this is a staple in my household! It's so delicious, isn't it? I've never thought of adding chilli bits to brighten them up. Next time I will. And carrot bits for my kids! Beautiful pinwheels!

Ellie said...

Totolly agree with you that these egg rolls are so yummy in the tummy!

zurin said...

Tq ladies ~ ur all so kind...reading ur comments is my favouirte part of the day every day!! xxx zurin

lostpastremembered said...

Oh my... your food always looks so perfect!! You are really a superb chef!!!

Cathy said...

I love this dish, Zurin. Rolling your fish paste in omelets is pefect and your presentation is lovely.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these would be great for a party love them and looks like your son does as well

The Gypsy Chef said...

I think the air bubbles make them lighter. They are beautiful. I like the addition of the red chili also. I'm going to serve these as a first course with your chili soy vinegar recipe. Garnished with cilantro. I think they will be a hit. You said it was easy, I'm holding you too it!
If you should find some elves....send them this way!
Pam

Mary said...

These look absolutely wonderful. You seem to take such delight in the food you prepare. That's what makes this such a pleasant place to visit.

diva said...

oh wow. These are so special and look like great bites to snack on. I do love fish cakes :) x

Fimère said...

un joli roulé bien appétissant
bonne soirée

pigpigscorner said...

Very creative! This makes a great party finger food!

Linda said...

Zu those looks wonderful...
wish I could have just a little taste!
They remind me of our gefilte fish ...
which are kind of like quenelles...
anyway...yours look wonderful!

susan said...

You look like you are doing just fine without a team of elves! This is something totally different to me! They do look like pinwheels. Thanks for helping me broaden my horizons!

Divina Pe said...

Very pretty and elegant. They would be a great appetizer or for cocktail parties.

pierre said...

hi zurin
great idea for cocktails
thanks for the sharing !! Pierre

chapot said...

It's so funny and seems so tasty, I like it so much, and with some chili, all I like and your photos are great !

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

They look so delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

From your nice photo, I know this fish cakes must be very yummy, must try out one day for my kids.

Sook said...

Wow that looks amazing! I love the way they look, too. How beautiful. I think I'd like this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

These are super cool! Love the idea of the fish paste filling and can think of lots of different filling to use as well.
Your photos make the dish look absolutely delicious! Glad to hear this tastes as great as it looks.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

hehe if I were at a party and these were served, I'd totally dive for them! They look wonderful and yes the bubbles are cute! :)

Cherine said...

What an interesting fish cake! Love it!

Helene said...

This is the first time I read about Egg rolled fish cakes. This is so different.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Yummy....love the way the rolls look. I would love to make this with some thai green curry paste for seasoning.....

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