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Spicy fish cakes with mango dipping sauce

Spicy fish cakes with mango dipping sauce

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus chilling

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Makes 12
These Indian-flavoured salmon and haddock breaded patties can be made in batches and frozen

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal391
  • fat16g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg medium-sized floury potato such as Maris Piper, unpeeled

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 10 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seed
  • 2 tbsp curry leaf, fresh or dried
  • 2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 50g ginger, finely chopped

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • zest 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 egg, lightly beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 600g skinless salmon fillet
  • 250g skinless smoked haddock
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

For the coating

  • 6 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
  • 3 egg, lightly beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g fresh white breadcrumb

For the mango dipping sauce

  • 4 tbsp mango chutney
  • juice 2 limes

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp shredded mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, bring to the boil and cook until tender. Drain, leave to cool, then peel and mash.

  2. Heat 4 tbsp of the oil in a pan set over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds, half the curry leaves, onions, red chillies and ginger, and fry for 5 mins until the onions have softened. Add onion mixture to the mashed potato with the lemon zest, mix well, then work in the eggs.

  3. Put the salmon and smoked haddock in a pan. Add the remaining curry leaves, then pour over the milk plus enough water to cover. Put on the lid and simmer for 3-4 mins, then turn off the heat and leave the fish in the pan for 10 mins to finish cooking. Take the fish out of the milk and leave to cool. Using your hands, break into big flakes, add to the potato mixture and mix gently to combine.

  4. Shape mixture into patties about 9cm diameter and 3cm thick. For the coating, dust each with flour, then dip into the egg and coat with breadcrumbs. Transfer to a tray lined with baking parchment and chill for 30 mins. The fish cakes can be frozen at this point. Put the tray in the freezer and when frozen, pop the fish cakes in bags and seal.

  5. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and cook the fish cakes, in batches, for 7-8 mins each side, until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. To cook fish cakes from frozen, see below.

  6. Combine all the dipping sauce ingredients and stir in 4-5 tbsp water to thin it down. Serve with the fish cakes.

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Comments (3)

alix12's picture
4

Really tasty cakes. My only quibble is the mango sauce - it makes more sense to just add lime to a mango rather than have all that sugar from bought mango chutney I think. A really good recepy for all the family and kept us all full all evening. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Made 12 as stated in the recipe but they were very large! They stayed together well when cooked and tasted lovely. Served with peas & stir-fried lettuce. The mango sauce was really lovely too but go easy on the water. It doesn't need 4-5 tbsp - try 1 tbsp first and see how it goes.

kwarrill's picture
5

These turned out great, very tasty. Despite the fact that I had forgotten to mix in any eggs, they formed lovely little "cakes".
Will definitely cook again.

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