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Spicy sweet potato fishcakes with charred greens served on a plate

Spicy sweet potato fishcakes with charred greens

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Cook these Asian-inspired fishcakes flavoured with miso paste, ginger and chillies, and served with charred broccoli 

  • Freezable (uncooked fishcakes)
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 3 large or 4 medium (520g) sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger , finely grated
  • 2 red chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • ½ small bunch of coriander , chopped
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets (250g), finely chopped
  • 2 skinless firm white fish fillets (250g), finely chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 50g dried breadcrumbs
  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil , plus 1 tsp
  • 400g long-stem broccoli
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • lemon wedges, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and roast for 1 hr until tender when pressed. Leave until cool enough to handle (around 20 mins), halve, then scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl, discarding the skins.

  • STEP 2

    Add the miso, ginger, chilli, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and coriander to the bowl and mash with a fork. Season well. Fold in the fish.

  • STEP 3

    Mould into eight fishcakes (about 100g each) and put in the fridge to chill for around 15 mins to firm up.

  • STEP 4

    Mix the smoked paprika with the breadcrumbs and some seasoning on a plate. Put the flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. Dip the fishcakes in the flour, egg, and finally the breadcrumbs to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with baking parchment, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and cook for 30-35 mins until cooked through and golden.

  • STEP 5

    Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli in boiling salted water for 1-2 mins, then drain and leave to steam-dry. Heat a griddle pan to high, toss the broccoli in 1 tsp oil, then griddle for 2-4 mins until tender. Whisk the soy and honey in a bowl, then toss through the broccoli. Serve with the fishcakes and a wedge of lemon, if you like.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2019

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