Smoked Fish Cakes Recipe

Time & Serves

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  • Serves: Makes 6

Recipe Ingredients

Fish cakes are a classic. Our fresh and modern take on these include kumara as the base and a pumpkin seed panko crumb for extra bite. Deliciously sweet, smoky and completely more-ish!

  • 600g red kumara, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • 450g smoked fish, skin removed and flaked
  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1½ tsp Gregg's Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp cold water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tartare Sauce
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)

Recipe Method

  1. Cook the kumara in lightly salted boiling water until tender. Drain well and mash. Allow to cool.
  2. Place the cooled kumara in a mixing bowl. Add the spring onions, carrot, flaked smoked fish, parsley and Gregg’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Season with black pepper.
  3. Form mixture into 6 patties. Place on a tray.
  4. Mix the pumpkin seeds and panko breadcrumbs and tip onto a plate.
  5. Dip the fish cakes in beaten egg then coat in the crumb and seed mix. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. Pour enough oil into a frying pan to a depth of 5 mm. Heat the oil over medium heat. Pan-fry the fish cakes for 6–7 minutes on each side or until golden and hot.* Serve with HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tartare Sauce, lemon wedges and a green salad on the side.

* Fish cakes can be browned in a frying pan then placed on a baking tray and transferred to a preheated oven at 200°C (fan assisted) to continue cooking until the fish cakes are hot.
** We used smoked trevally but any fresh smoked fish will work.


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