Fish is a great source of protein monounsaturated fatty acids, especially omega 3′s.
Eating fish 2 – 3 times a week, is what I recommend… but there is no need for it to be boring!
These healthy fish cakes are so simple and a great way to serve fish.
They are particularly wonderful for those that aren’t so keen on fish (like the kids!) as the flavour and texture changes when they are cooked – they hardly even taste like fish!
- Large handful of parsley
- 1 small red onion, peeled
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 500 gram of firm white fish (Snapper, Blue eye or any other firm white fish work well) roughly diced
- Zest of one lemon
- Juice of half a lemon
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Coating: Sesame seeds
. In a food processor, process the parsley, onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add the fish, seasoning, lemon and zest and process to a rough paste. If you don’t have a processor, you can dice the ingredients finely and squeeze together with your hands.
. Roll with wet hands into patties.
. Dip into the sesame seeds and set aside until ready to cook.
. Over a moderate to high burner, heat enough sesame oil or macadamia nut oil (or whatever you choose to use) to coat the bottom of your pan.
. Cook the fish cakes for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until just brown.
Serve immediately with salad or vegetables – Enjoy!
Why not be creative and make ‘fish burgers’ using the fish cakes as patties?1