The Ballet Twins

Salmon Fishcakes

July 13, 2019

BalletFriends Nutrition - Fishcakes

Type: Dinner

Serves 2

Time - 50mins

Ingredients

Six spring onions, roots discarded and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons of fresh dill, finely shredded
1 heaped tsp of whole-grain mustard
250g potatoes, peeled and halved 
250g skinless salmon filet 
zest and juice of 1/4 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
100g white flour
1/2 a cucumber, diced
1 medium carrot, grated
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

Preheat oven to 180c

1. Add the potatoes to a pan. Fill with cold water to just covering the potatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer for 25 mins until the potatoes are soft and cooked all the way through.

2. Next, rub the salmon over with a little olive oil, season with a little salt and pepper and lay on a baking tray. Place in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until cooked all the way through.

3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and add to a large mixing bowl. Gently break up the potatoes with a fork and loosely mash.

4. Remove the salmon from the oven and add to the mixing bowl, breaking up the salmon.

5. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.

6. Next, stir in the spring onions, dill, mustard, lemon zest, the 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper and mix well until fully incorporated. Form six evenly sized fish cakes, then dredge in flour and set aside ready for frying.

7. Add 2 tbsps of olive oil to a frying pan and bring up to medium heat. Once the oil is hot carefully add the fish cakes and fry each side 3 to 4 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

8. Meanwhile, make the salad by adding all the remaining ingredients to a bowl, lightly season with salt & pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. 

To serve,

Plate up the Salmon fishcakes and top with fresh dill, and a wedge of lemon if desired. Accompany with the fresh tomato salad.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Note:

Potatoes are often misrepresented as an unhealthy food choice. However, this is usually due to how they are processed and cooked or garnished with extra condiments. Prepared correctly, potatoes are a very clean source of energy and are rich in vitamin B6 and contain a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.

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