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Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes Recipe

Who says making fish cakes is tedious?
Who says you need some clever work?

Today, I am going to share My favorite ‘Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes recipe’ with all of you!!

Fish cakes are real comfort food and so easy to make with some leftover fish(you can use salmon, tuna cod or haddock etc). Delicious, family-friendly Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes. Perfect for a quick and healthy dinner.

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes

Yes, its so easy to make!!
The process is done in less than 15 minutes with a food processor, plus some manual work.. stirring and forming patties and frying.
That’s all. 

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes

This is a full-of herbs fish cakes indeed! The herbs ; dill, coriander, basil, parsley and ginger. The herb mixture is so fragrant, the basil leaves gave a wonderful aroma that no other herbs can give, do not leave it out. I have always used fresh basil leaves for my cooking, a common ingredient over here in my Kitchen. Basil leaves are so fragrant. And I do have many pots of basil plants in my potted garden.

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes

White-fleshed fish meat (boneless and skinless, I’ve used sole) are cut to chunks and process briefly in the food processor just so they are broken into small pieces. They are then added to the herb mixture, along with chopped green onion, half an egg, cornflour, ground coriander, sauce, lemon zest, and salt. Shape into cakes, flatten a little, and fry in hot oil on both sides until cooked through. Fish meat cooked pretty quickly, So I have cooked the fish cakes on the stove over medium-low heat on both sides, turning them over a couple of times until they are cooked through.

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes: they get a high score on the flavour front.

Bright, bold and richly flavored, these are not your typical fish cakes. There are a lot of herbs and various other aromatics in these fish cakes, which gets them a high score on the flavour front. That flavor is layered into every step: the fish is mixed with green onions along with vibrant herbs and fragrant lemon zest. If you use less, they will still taste pretty good, and the fish will stand out more. These quantities make 12-16 cakes (depending on size), or enough for four as a first course; or serve as a main with a substantial salad and some good crusty bread.  Serve these crisp-edged cakes with a dollop of garlic mayonnaise — or mayonnaise spiked with garlic sauce or preserved lemons.

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes

Fish cakes are an economical way of making fish go further. You can, if necessary, replace some of the fish by adding some mashed potatoes but check the seasoning carefully to make sure the finished cakes don’t taste too bland. The addition of herbs gives flavour and also produces attractive green flecks.

Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes
Full-of-Herbs Fish Cakes

Very tasty and really fragrant from the basil leaves. These fish cakes taste the best when hot (as recommended in the recipe), as when they cool down to room temperature, they do get a little fishy! I ate these with some green salad as part of my dinner dish.

Extra-Bonus Tip:

  1. You can fry, bake or grill them.
  2. Food processor might smell for sometime. You can remove the smell bu pulsing the food processor with vinegar or lemon juice mixed with some very warm water, and put it out to dry properly.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #Recipestable. I’d love to see what you cook!

What are your holiday traditions guys? I would love to hear some from you all. Are there recipes passed down to you from your grand mom? Or the one from many generations? Share them all in comments below.

Happy Cooking!!


julia says:

I have never tried fish cakes with herbs but these look delicious! Must try them finally!

Yes, this is definitely a great recipe to start with. Thanks Julia!

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