Sunday 11 August 2013

Jamie Oliver's Swedish Style Fishcakes

I was planning my week's meals  and wondering if I could find something Swedish-inspired for the Bloggers Around the World challenge. I was given Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals a while ago as a gift and hadn't made all that much from it, so I was pleased to come across a recipe for Swedish style fishcakes, as I love fish and fishcakes. I did have to substitute fresh tuna for tinned tuna though, as I was shopping for this recipe on the way home from work and my little local supermarket didn't have any fresh tuna. I also only realised when I got home that I didn't have any bread to make breadcrumbs, so had to use dried golden breadcrumbs out of a packet.

To serve two, you need:
2 slices stale or crusty bread, or 4 tbsp golden breadcrumbs
1 salmon fillet, skin off and de-boned if necessary
1 haddock fillet, skin off and de-boned
1 tuna steak or half a tin of tuna
1 lemon
small bunch fresh parsley or dill
1 clove garlic

If making breadcrumbs from scratch, whizz the bread in a food processor until you have crumbs.

Place the salmon, haddock and tuna in a food processor with the grated zest of the lemon and the parsley or dill. Pulse until combined.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, season and shape into patties

Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and press both sides of the fishcake into the breadcrumbs

Heat some oil in a frying pan and add a clove of crushed garlic. Fry the fishcakes on both sides until browned.

I enjoyed these, though to be honest I would have preferred to eat the piece of salmon as it comes. The fishcake tasted of haddock and tuna and I think the taste of the salmon was lost a little. They made a nice change though!

I'm sending this to Bloggers Around the World, hosted by Chris at Cooking Around the World, as the country this month (until the 13th anyway when it changes) is Sweden.


  1. I love fishcakes but there's nothing I love more than salmon fishcakes, which I think are rarely made, they are simply my favourite... yours look amazing!

  2. Thanking you for joining Bloggers Around the World - Sweden. The fishcakes sound very delicious to me. Oh, well, they look also that way.

  3. sounds tasty.and look good.

  4. I love fishcakes - I've made cod and then salmon ones recently, but I'm yet to try tuna ones. I shall have to add these to the list!

  5. Fantastic! How about linking it in to Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter which is collecting all sorts of fish cakes. Cheers

  6. So glad you added this to the collection. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

    PS Have signed up to follow you with GFC


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