Curried fishcakes served on a plate

Curried fishcakes

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Make a batch of these spiced cod fishcakes and freeze them for busy weeknights. Serve with salad and coleslaw for a tasty family meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal594
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre6g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 500g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
    Potato

    Potato

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

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

  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2-3 heaped tbsp medium curry powder
  • 4 skin-on cod fillets
  • 400ml semi-skimmed milk

    Milk

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

  • 1 small lemon, zested and juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 150g panko breadcrumbs
  • salad leaves and slaw, to serve

Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 mins until tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry for 5 mins. Lightly crush the potatoes with a potato masher until slightly chunky.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the garlic, ginger, mustard seeds and curry powder for 1 min. Stir the spices through the potatoes, season with salt and set aside. 

  3. Put the cod in a large saucepan over a medium heat, pour over the milk and bring to a simmer. Immediately remove from the heat, cover and set aside for 10 mins to poach. Lift the fish out with a slotted spoon, then remove and discard the skin. Flake the flesh into the potato mixture in large pieces, then fold in with the lemon zest and juice. Shape the mixture into eight fishcakes using your hands.

  4. Put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Dip each fishcake in the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs. Set aside on a baking sheet. To freeze, cover and freeze on the sheet until solid, then transfer to freezerproof containers.

  5. Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and heat the oven to low. Fry the fishcakes in batches for 5-6 mins on each side until golden and crisp. Keep warm in the oven as you cook them. Serve with the salad leaves and slaw on the side.

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Carol Wilson
16th Sep, 2019
I've frozen the fish cakes. Do they need to be defrosted before cooking. If not how long should they cook for from frozen?
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goodfoodteam
17th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest defrosting thoroughly and then cooking as above.
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