Thai Salmon Fish Cakes - Recipe

Instant mash transformed into flavoursome fish cakes.

Quick and healthy fish cakes

These fish cakes are baked not fried and have no added oil or fat whatsoever! The mixture is quite wet, rather like Duchess potatoes and it needs to be in order to provide enough moisture to stop the fresh ingredients from drying out. Indeed you could even pipe the mixture to make more evenly shaped fish cakes or mini ones to use as canapes.

This recipe utilises our Sussex Wholefoods Potato Flakes, which means you don't have to waste any time boiling potatoes. Great if you need to make an impromtu supper or lunch! We tried them warm from the oven as well as cold and we preferred them warm. They can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container the night before and reheated before serving the following day.


- 1 can of Pink Salmon, drained or use around 200g -220g of home cooked salmon
- 5-6 heaped Tbsp of reconstitued instant potato flakes (approx.125g dry weight), or around 300g of mashed potato.
- 1 red and 1 orange mini pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, ground or finely grated or substitute 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 3 spring onions, thinly chopped
- 2 tsp of Fish Sauce (nam pla)
- 2 tsp of Sushi Rice Seasoning .
- ½ tsp Thai Stir-Fry Seasoning .
- ½ tsp Cayenne Powder.
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Powder
- 2 medium eggs, beaten.

How to make the Fish Cakes

1) In a heat-proof bowl shake some of the potato flakes into the bowl and pour over boiling water. Add more flakes and water until the required consistency and amount has been made. Leave to cool a little.

2) Put the peppers, spring onions, garlic, coconut powder and pink salmon into a mixing bowl. Squash the salmon with a fork until it forms a rough paste. Add the Thai Stir-Fry Spice, Cayenne Pepper, Fish Sauce and Sushi Rice Seasoning. Mix thoroughly.

3) Add the mashed potato and mix well. Then add the beaten eggs. Mix well.You should end up with a soft, but not runny mix.

4) Oil a baking tray/sheet and spoon or pipe the mixture into rough circles. We made our fish cakes around 3-4 inch (8-10cm) diameter.

5) Place in the middle of a hot oven (220°c) for 10-15 minutes or until the tops of the fish cakes are golden brown.

6) Serve with a leafy salad and a sweet chilli dipping sauce of your choice - we used Linghams Chilli Sauce.

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