Curried salmon cakes with sweet chilli & basil yoghurtRecipes
Salmon is not only a great source of protein, it’s also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain development. Salmon also has low levels of mercury. These fish cakes can be frozen and reheated for a quick ‘heat-and-eat’ meal.
Fishcakes450 grams fresh salmon, pin boned, skin removed, cut into cubes1 teaspoon curry powder1/2 teaspoon brown sugar1/2 inch ginger, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1 large or 2 smaller kaffir lime leaves, tough central stem removed and finely chopped (optional)2-3 tablespoons coconut cream2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce3 spring onions, chopped1/2 cup panko crumbs1/4 cup oil (I used avocado oil)
Basil and Sweet Chilli Yoghurt1/4 cup natural unsweetened thick greek yoghurt2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce3-4 tablespoons finely chopped basil leaves
To Serveleafy green salad1 lime, cut into wedges
Salmon cakes: Place all the ingredients, except the panko crumbs and oil, in a food processor and pulse until they are just combined to a thick paste.
Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into large golf ball-sized balls. Place the panko crumbs on a plate and roll balls in the crumbs to coat well, then lightly flatten each ball to form a parry shape.
Heat half the oil in a large fry pan and cook the salmon cakes, in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add a little more oil to each batch as necessary.
Basil and sweet chilli yoghurt: Mix all the ingredients together.
To serve: Serve the fish cakes hot (allow about 4 per person) with a dollop of sweet chilli basil yoghurt, and a leafy green salad on the side. Serve with a wedge of lime to squeeze over just before eating.
Once cooked, the fish cakes can be frozen in an airtight container (just put a piece of baking paper between each layer to prevent them sticking together). For a quick and easy meal simply defrost and reheat in the oven until golden and crispy again. If you don't like salmon, you can use any other type of fish. For a more economical option you can use canned salmon (drained).
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