The great thing about this recipe is the taste! These fish cakes are also packed with nutrition such as omega 3, protein and iron. When it comes to omega 3 fatty fish, the fatty fish are much higher in these nutrients. These fatty acids are crucial for your body and brain to function optimally, and are strongly linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.
Health benefits of salmon
- rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
- a great source of protein
- high in B Vitamins
- contains a lot of potassium
- loaded with selenium
- contains the antioxidant astaxanthin
- may help reduce risk of heart disease
- perfect for weight loss and weight management
- may help fight inflammation
- a great brain food
Salmon fish cake recipe
- 400g floury potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 600g fresh salmon fillets, skinned
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp capers, rinsed and chopped (optional)
- 2 tsp grated lemon zest
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
- sea salt and pepper
- 250g fine green beans, trimmed
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 150g fresh or dry breadcrumbs (you can use rice crumbs for gluten free fish cakes)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon, quartered
- Heat oven to 180C. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 minutes, drain and mash. Set aside to cool. Bake salmon for 10 minutes, remove and cool.
- Shred the salmon with a fork and fold into the potato with the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, mustard, capers (if using), lemon zest, parsley, and plenty of salt and pepper. Divide into 8 portions, shape into patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Cook the beans in simmering salted water for 5 minutes, drain and season. Dip each fishcake into flour, then beaten egg, then breadcrumbs, until completely coated.
- Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and cook the fishcakes on one side until golden brown, then turn and lightly cook the other side.
- Serve with green beans and lemon. Enjoy.
- Use good quality and sustainable salmon. You could ask your fish monger where the salmon is sourced.
- When it comes to the beans, top but don't tail them, toss in olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
- A mix of fine and coarse dry breadcrumbs gives a nice colour without burning.
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