Easy Salmon Fishcakes


Takes - 30 minutes
Makes - 4 portions (2 fishcakes per portion)
Calories per portion - 329 kcal


  • 1 kg white potatoes chopped into small cubes
  • 400 g salmon cut into 3 fillets (or other fish)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped finely
  • Juice of half a lemon optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • 50 g wholemeal flour
  • Lemon wedges and a green salad to serve


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pan and cover with boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until soft. Drain and mash.
  2. Meanwhile, pre-heat your grill to medium hot. Drizzle a little olive oil over your fish and rub to coat evenly. Place the fish on a grill rack and grill skin-side up for 3 minutes, then the other way up for 6 minutes. Remove the fish from the grill and put on a plate. Peel off the skins and throw them away, then flake the fish and add it to the mashed potato.
  3. Add the parsley, lemon juice if using, and a little salt and pepper to the mash and gently mix together, taking care not to break the fish up too much.
  4. Shape the fishcake mix into 12 balls. Tip the wholemeal flour onto a plate and gently roll the balls in the flour until evenly coated, then flatten to make fishcake shapes. Place the prepared fishcakes on a plate, while you make the rest.
  5. Preheat your oven to 120C / 100C fan / gas mark ½ / 250F.
  6. Heat up 3 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick frying pan for 1 minute and then pop 3 or 4 fishcakes into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the fishcakes have developed a golden brown crust on the bottom. Flip over and repeat on the other side. Put the finished fishcakes on a plate in the warm oven to keep warm while you make the rest.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges and a green salad.


If you prefer your fishcakes coated in breadcrumbs, simply coat in flour as per the recipe above then dip into egg and then breadcrumbs before frying. For this quantity I suggest 1 egg (lightly whisked) and 100g breadcrumbs…I really recommend panko breadcrumbs for extra crispiness! Then simply fry as per the recipe above.


Recipe from easypeasyfoodie.com