06-22-2000, 10:30 AM
My SO's very favorite restaurant (Capt. Charlie's in Jupiter, FL) has an appetizer called Cuban Black Bean Cakes with spicy rock shrimp and fruit salsa. Oh my, my mouth is watering already! I was wondering if anyone might have a recipe similar to this. They are wonderful!
06-22-2000, 10:45 AM
Is it something like this?
PANFRIED BLACK BEAN CORIANDER CAKES
Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
a 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten lightly
3 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
vegetable oil for frying
*Accompaniment: chopped vegetable salsa
In a small heavy skillet cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic in butter over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. In a bowl mash one-third beans with a fork and stir in remaining beans, onion mixture, bread crumbs, egg, coriander, salt, and pepper to taste.
Form mixture into four 4-inch patties. (Mixture will be wet and soft.) Gently dredge patties in cornmeal and transfer to a large plate lined with plastic wrap.
In a heavy skillet heat 1/4 inch oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook patties in 2 batches 1 1/2 minutes on each side, transferring to paper towels to drain.
Serve bean cakes with salsa.
Serves 2 as a main course.
According to Epicurious.com 80% would make this again.
A Cook from chicago, IL on 10/24/99
i really enjoy trying new vegetarian dishes even though i do eat meat regularly. even my teenage son liked it, and he usually greatly dislikes my vegetarian attempts. (his famous statement: "i'm getting sick of these no-meat meals")
A Cook from Athens, GA on 09/30/99
I really enjoyed this one, it definately needed some sort of relish or sour cream with it. I'll be cooking it again.
Tami Logsdon ( email@example.com ) from Des Moines, IA on 06/09/99
These are good. I've added fresh corn and a little chipotle pepper, and substituted red bell pepper for the green pepper. I like to use sour cream, plain or chipotle flavored, for the accompaniment.
Stephanie ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) from Baton Rouge, La. on 05/20/99
My family and I loved this recipe! Absolutely delicious and the salsa recommended with it was fantastic! I went ahead and doubled the recipe and it made plenty. As I am writing this, my 21 year old daughter just walked throught the room saying "oh, that was sooooo good"...she had been eating leftovers!
A Cook from Vancouver, B.C. on 02/16/99
Both my carnivorous partner and his vegetarian daughter liked this dish
06-23-2000, 02:25 PM
Thanks so much! I'll start with that recipe and try to add shrimp and fruit salsa and see if I can get it to taste like Capt. Charlie's! I appreciate you finding that recipe for me because I didn't really even know where to start on a bean cake! Thanks.
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