Tuna and mince ‘ninja smokebomb’ recipes

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Here are two more great recipes I used for Ninja’s ninja-themed party – tuna fishcakes and mince meatballs, or ‘smokebombs’:

Smokebombs

The tuna fishcake recipe has been a family favourite since I was little. Make it as follows:

250 g potatoes, cooked and mashed

1 slice bread

1/4 C milk

1 tin tuna (or fish of your choice)

1 egg

1 onion, finely chopped (optional) – I use dried chives as an onion replacement

salt, black pepper and dried herbs to taste

1 1/2 t curry powder

flour for coating and oil for frying

 

1. Pinch the bread to bits in a large bowl. Add the milk and soak briefly.

2. Add all the other ingredients and combine.

3. Form fishcakes of the desired size. (I made mine quite small so they’d be bite-sized party snacks.)

4. Coat with flour, dusting off excess.

5. Fry in hot oil until brown, turning over as needed.

6. Drain and serve. (These are great with tomato sauce/ketchup, but I served them plain for the party.)

 

Now for the mince meatballs:

1 slice bread

1/4 C milk

1 onion, finely chopped (optional) – I use dried chives as an onion replacement

350 g beef mince

1 egg

1/2 t salt

black pepper and dried herbs to taste

 

1. Pinch the bread to bits in a large bowl. Add the milk and soak briefly.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine.

3. Form meatballs of the desired size.

4. Coat with flour, dusting off excess.

5. Fry in hot oil until brown, turning over as needed.

6. Drain and serve. (This recipe makes great meatballs for spaghetti dishes, and can be used to form hamburger patties too.)

 

Note: You could probably make both of these recipes much ‘smokier’ with hotsauce and other flavours, but since I didn’t know the taste preferences of all the guests, I played it safe with milder smokebombs.

 

To make the decorations for each fishcake and meatball, I printed on card some silhouettes of ninjas in various poses. These came from characters in the free font ‘Ninjas’, downloaded here.

I stuck a toothpick onto the back of each cut-out as shown:

And then I inserted a toothpick into each ‘smokebomb’.

Smoke 3

This served a dual purpose: the guests could easily handle the snacks, and it was a simple, sneaky way to add more interest to the decor 🙂

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