Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fish Cakes are a wonderful appetizer or a snack. They are super moist and melt in your mouth.

Here is the recipe..

Makes 8 fish cakes

Ingredients :
Frozen White Fish Fillets - 500 gms (Substitute with salmon, tilapia etc)
Mayonnaise - 4 Tablespoons
Egg - 1
Lemon Juice - 2 Tablespoons
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 2 Tablespoons finely chopped
Lemon Zest - 1/2 Teaspoon
Fish Sauce - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Any other seasoning of choice as desired
Skyflakes crackers - 5 packs
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive oil as required

Method :
1. Thaw the frozen fish. Wash, pat dry. Cook the fish by steaming, baking or pan frying it.
2. I baked the fish. To bake the fish, place it in a pan covered with aluminium foil, brush with some olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook in a preheated 200 C oven for 20 minutes.
3. Leave the fish aside to cool down completely.
4. Using a fork flake the cooled fish. Do not mash it.
5. In a mixing bowl add egg, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, fish sauce and ginger garlic paste. Add any the other seasoning that you wish.
6. Mix well to combine.
7. Crush the skyflakes crackers to form a coarse powder.
8. Add 6 tablespoons of the crushed crackers to the egg mayonnaise paste mix to combine.
9. Add the flaked fish to this and mix well to combine.
10. Spread the remaining crushed crackers in a plate.
11. Using a 1/4 cup measure or your hands scoop the fish mixture forming a cake and put it on the crushed crackers plate.
12. Coat the entire cake with the crushed crackers and wrap it individually in cling wrap. handle it gently.
13. Prepare fish cakes in similar manner with all the mixture and wrap individually.
14. Freeze in the freezer until ready to cook. These can be frozen for upto 3 months.
15. To fry the fish cakes, Thaw the frozen fish cake in the refrigerator a few hours ahead.
16. Heat a pan and add a tablespoon of olive oil per fish cake. 
17. Fry over low heat until done on both sides. handle the fish cake very gently.
18. Serve with sauce or dipping of choice.

Enjoy Fish Cakes.

Recipe adapted from

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