So yes, this particular fishcake fell apart, but it tasted amazing, and that is ultimately the aim of the game, did you ever see the episode of Futurama with the Iron Chef and Bender cooked something which looks like a gunge-y swamp, while the other dude recreated the Grand Canal in Venice and Bender won? If ever my food doesn’t look as amazing and I hope it would I just think of the episode.
So these fishcakes happened as all great meals do, when there’s food in the fridge which needs using. Fishcakes are always so filling and can be packed with as much flavour as you like, and I jazzed up the sweet potato wedges I had to act as a tasty component.
For the fishcakes (serves 3 or two very hungry mouths):
2 salmon fillets
1 haddock fillet
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves
1 large finely chopped garlic clove
2cm long shredded ginger
2 chopped shallots
Generous twists of pepper
1/2 a de-seeded chopped red chilli
1/2 tsp dill
1 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
For the wedges:
1 1/2 sweet potato
1tbsp coconut oil
4 drops tabasco
1tsp smoked paprika
Before starting on the fishcakes, set the oven to 180 and peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
Stir in the coconut oil, tabasco and paprika.
Put them in the oven to cook for 40 minutes.
Then after about 15 minutes that the wedges have been in the oven, finely (and I mean finely), chop the salmon and the haddock and add into a mixing bowl.
Add the lime juice, lemon zest, chilli, coriander and dill.
Add the ginger, garlic, shallots, seasoning and finally the coconut oil and thoroughly mix it all together.
Make 3 flat circles with the mixture and put into the freezer for 10 minutes which will (with the exception of mine), make them hold.
Take out the cakes and place them on a very hot non-stick pan, you shouldn’t need any oil but if you do, add about a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil.
Heat for 3 minutes on each side, put a knife into one of them and if the juices run clear then the fish is done.
Take out the wedges and serve with a wedge of lime.
Have a lovely evening.