Coconut Encrusted Salmon Balls with Tropical Salad

½ cup corn starch

2 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

1 cup coconut milk

1 ½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut

¾ cup panko crumb

1 can salmon

1 egg, beaten

Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375

Mix the corn starch, salt and pepper in a plastic bad. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl. Combine the coconut, panko and a pinch of kosher salt in a paper plate.

Drain the salmon from the can and pour into a small mixing bowl. Add 1 egg and mix well. Using your hands take some salming and roll into a small ping pong ball size ball. Lay the salmon ball onto a parchment lined baking sheet until you are ready to start coating.

Toss the salmon ball in the corn starch mixture in the plastic bag. Remove  and then dip coated salmon in the coconut milk. Then finally dredge the salmon  in the panko mixture; and set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining salmon pieces.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until salmon balls are a light golden brown.

For Tropical Salad

Romaine Salad

1 cup Mandarin oranges

1 red pepper, diced

½ cup Crushed walnuts

1 Mango, diced

Tropical Dressing:

¼ cup Mayonnaise

¼ cup apricot preserves

2 tbsp.  duck sauce

Q tsp. garlic powder

1 heaping tsp. ginger powder

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl well serve over salad.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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