If you buy the whole fish, then after cutting there are always "horns and legs". Head, tail, milk, some scraps. You can use it all for fish soup, Yes. But if you do not want fish soup, you can prepare this simple and delicious pate. Its advantage is that it is budget-friendly and completely without butter.
So, the trimmings left after cutting the pink salmon: the head with a small amount of flesh, the tail, the trim of the abdomen, the skin, the milk and the spine with a small amount of remaining flesh.Fill it all with a small amount of water, so that the water just covered the fish, boil with the addition of Bay leaves for about 10-15 minutes. Cool in the broth. The broth can be used for sauce in another dish.
Cut the onion randomly. Over a low heat, simmer the onion in vegetable oil until soft. Do not allow overcooking. The onion should become soft and only slightly toasted.You can replace part of the onion with carrots, mushrooms, celery root or parsley. Thus slightly diversify the taste of the pate.
In boiled fish, separate all the meat from the bones, disassemble the head - there are also many different soft pieces. Combine everything with the fried onions in a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste. I added a little more soy sauce, which will enhance the taste and give a little piquancy. But if you do not like soy sauce or you do not have it-then do not add it, it will be delicious without it.Note: the weight of the fish pulp after removing all the bones was 175 grams.
Grind with a blender into a smooth mass. If suddenly it turns out that the fish is dry, add 1 tbsp of the broth in which it was cooked. But I have everything perfectly crushed and so.
That's all. From the scraps of a small pink salmon and a couple of bulbs came out almost 300 grams of delicious pate! Minimum of food and for Breakfast there is something to spread on bread!
It tastes like pate made from canned fish. It can be spread simply on toast, served with crackers or stuffed with eggs. Budget meals can be very delicious!