Fish Cake

Salmon and Cod Fishcakes

Serves 4

  • 150g salmon fillets
  • 150g cod fillet
  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 x tsp dried parsley
  • 3g fresh chives
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 20g capers
  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • 80g fresh breadcrumbs
  • Seal salt and black pepper
Peel the potatoes, cut into large chunks, boil in some salted water till tender, drain and mash
Chop the salmon and cod into small chunks and add to the hot mashed potato and mix well
Then chop the chives and capers finely
Add this to the fish fix along with the chilli flakes and the dried parsley - season with some salt and pepper and fix well
Divide into 8 and roll into balls - flatten slightly to make cake shapes - allow to cool
Then whisk the eggs - dip the fish cakes first into the flour, then the egg wash and then the breadcrumbs
Chill for 15 mins
Fry them in the oil on both sides for about 7 mins - transfer to the oven to keep warm while cook the rest
You can also make 4 x large fishcakes instead of the 8 - these will take longer to fry - about 15 mins each side

Prep time - 25 mins
Cook time - 15 mins

F is for Fish

"No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise." - Lewis Carroll
"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.“ - Mark Twain

- The most poisonous fish in the world is the Stone fish
- All the sturgeon – the fish which we get caviar- caught in British waters are property of the Queen
- 10 species of fish account for 75% of all the seafood caught in Britain
- In Texas it is illegal to have sex with a fish, in Florida it is illegal to get a fish drunk and in North Carolina both laws apply, so it is therefore illegal to have sex with a drunk fish!
- A certain type of Box jelly fish kills more people at sea than all the shark species put together
- Fish do not have eyelids so therefore cannot blink
- All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws - Chinese Proverb
- The largest known fish is the Whale Shark , it weighs in at 20 tons and is 40 foot long
- There are some 11,500 fish and chip shops over the UK selling 250 million portions each year
- Seafood can be divided into 3 separate categories, Demersal, Pelagic and Shellfish
- Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years
- There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on earth
- All fish are cold blooded
- One man’s fish is another man’s poison – Proverb
- The Indian spotted Climbing Perch can walk on land in search of water when its hole dries up
- The largest trout ever caught was at Lake Athabasca in Canada, weighing 102lb
- All fish have a backbone
- They have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and many possess a good sense of smell and hearing
- Fish feel pain and suffer stress just like mammals and birds
- In Japan meat from the Fugu fish is considered a great delicacy, however the liver and intestines harbour a deadly neurotoxin and any trace of this on the fish during preparation is deadly -– around 100 people a year die because of contamination
- There are 280 ports, harbours and creeks across the UK where fish is landed
- It is estimated there could be over 15,000 fish species still not identified
- Give me fish and I will eat for a day, show me how to fish and I will eat for a lifetime
- Chinese Proverb

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