“Effortless cooking at its best, these easy fishcakes are packed with flavour. They’re beautifully rustic in style, and absolutely delicious. Serve as is, or with rice, noodles or in a pitta. ”
- 1 stick of lemongrass
- 6 cm piece of ginger
- ½ a bunch of fresh coriander (15g)
- 500 g salmon fillets , skin off, pin-boned, from sustainable sources
- 4 teaspoons chilli jam
- Whack the lemongrass against your work surface and remove the tough outer layer.
- Peel the ginger, then very finely chop with the inside of the lemongrass and most of the coriander, stalks and all, reserving a few nice leaves in a bowl of cold water.
- Chop the salmon into 1cm chunks over the mix on your board, then push half the salmon to one side.
- Chop the rest until super-fine, almost like a purée, then mix the chunkier bits back through it and season with sea salt and black pepper.
- Divide into 4, then shape and squash into 2cm-thick patties.
- Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Cook the patties for 2 minutes on each side, or until nicely golden.
- Spoon the chilli jam over the fishcakes, add a splash of water to the pan, turn the heat off, and jiggle to coat.
- Serve sprinkled with the drained coriander.
– I’m using fresh salmon, but you could use frozen if that’s what you’ve got, or swap it out for white fish or even prawns.
– No lemongrass? Just use lemon zest instead.