Lightly spiced fish cakes

A winning weeknight meal combination: Easy to prepare, deliciously spiced and healthy.
 
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Recipe from: 3 November 2015
Preparation time: 45 min + Standing time
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 600
    g
    hake or white fish
  • 1
    lemon, sliced
  • 6
    peppercorns
  • 300
    g
    smoked snoek or other smoked fish
  • 125
    ml
    cooked diced potato
  • 1
    medium-sized onion, very finely chopped
  • 125
    ml
    grated peeled carrots
  • 15
    ml
    freshly grated ginger
  • 300
    ml
    dried breadcrumbs
  • 50
    ml
    chopped fresh coriander (optional)
  • 15
    ml
    curry powder
  • 125
    ml
    mayonnaise
  • 1
    large egg, lightly beaten
  • 15
    ml
    Dijon or mild mustard
  • 15
    ml
    sunflower oil
  • 15
    ml
    butter
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Method

 

Place the hake into a saucepan and cover with water. Add the lemon slices and peppercorns and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until fish is cooked through and easily flakes apart. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.

Remove the skin and bones from the smoked fish and flake the fish. Add the potatoes, onion, carrots, ginger, a quarter of the breadcrumbs and the coriander, if using. Flake the cooked hake and add to the mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix the curry powder, mayonnaise, egg and the mustard together. Stir gently into the fish mixture. Divide mixture into 10 to 12 patties.

Spread the remaining breadcrumbs onto a flat plate and press the patties into the crumbs. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Heat half the butter and half the oil over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add half of the fish cakes and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden.

Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Then fry the rest of the patties in the remaining oil and butter. Serve the fish cakes hot or cold with lemon wedges, a carrot and watercress salad and fresh rolls.

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