Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coriander Fish Cakes

Beautiful Crisp Fishcakes

Makes: 8 cakes

Serves: 4 people

Preparation: 40 minutes

(optional to leave in the fridge overnight)

Cooking: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour and 10 minutes


  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon – zested
  • Coriander – chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

To serve:

  • Crème fraîche
  • Spinach leaves
  • Lemon wedge


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut them into 2cm chunks & cook in boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Season your salmon fillets and place them under your grill for 6 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Zest your lemon.
  4. Finely chop your coriander.
  5. Remove the salmon fillets from the grill & use a fork to flake apart.
  6. When the potatoes are done drain them & let them steam dry in the pot until cool.
  7. Mash potatoes well.
  8. Combine the potatoes, salmon, lemon zest, coriander, egg, flour, cumin, paprika & season with salt and pepper.
  9. Make sure when you combine the salmon, it still keeps its firm texture. Don’t over mix it.
  10. Lightly dust a clean work surface & plate with flour.
  11. Divide the mixture into 8 separate fish cakes, roughly 2cm thick. Shape with your hands.
  12. Place them onto the floured plate & lightly dust the top of each one as you go.
  13. Chill in the fridge for one hour or preferably overnight.
  14. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  15. Add some fish cakes & fry for 5 minutes on each side until crisp & golden. They should have a crust on both sides. Don’t crowd the pan.
  16. Serve with a lemon wedge, a spoonful of crème fraîche & a salad.


  1. Let the potatoes steam dry in the pot after cooking to remove moisture.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs if your mixture is too wet.
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight to firm up (if you have the time).
  4. When frying, don’t turn them over until a crust has formed. This will help them stay together.

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