Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fast, Fantastic Fishcakes!

Don't get me wrong, you cant beat a good seabass or lemon sole but I also have a massive penchant for fish covered in bread crumbs, or even batter for that matter!

So I thought Id share my fishcake recipe - its so simple and perfect for middle weekday Wednesday! If like me your questioning if you should have a glass of wine....just pop open the bottle and start cooking!!

You will need:

4 Cod Fillets
2 Smoked Haddock Fillets
About 8 medium (I like Maris Piper) Potatoes (peeled if you can be bothered) Boiled and Mashed
1 Lemon
1 Egg
4 spring onions finely chopped or just grate it!
2 tbsp Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Chopped Chives
Bread Crumbs (you can buy these in a bag at any supermarket!)
1 bag of Rocket

For the dressing
1 Cucumber (cut into strips)
1 Red Pepper (finely chopped)
200g Light Creme Fraiche
1 tsp Horseradish

Take all the skin off the fish and poach in a pan of half milk and half water. It should take about 10 mins! Once cooked add to the mashed potatoes and mix thoroughly. Season. Add the Egg, half the lemon juice, grate in some lemon zest, throw in the spring onions, cream cheese and chopped chives and mix again. Make into little round balls and press into the bread crumbs on each side. Fry in a little olive oil until brown on both sides.

For the sauce, simply mix together the cucumber, red pepper, creme fraiche and horseradish. Season to taste.

I like to drizzle some balsamic reduction on a plate and then serve the fish cakes with a few rocket leaves and a dollop of the sauce!

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