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Smoked salmon fishcakes with green salad

By using stronger-tasting hot-smoked salmon and some sweet potato to hold the patties together, we've slashed the calories on these smoked salmon fishcakes

Serves 2

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 30 min


  • 200g sweet potato, cut into 5mm-thick slices
  • 1/2tsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 banana shallots, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp finely chopped fresh dill, plus extra sprigs, roughly chopped, to garnish
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 150g hot-smoked salmon (skin discarded), flaked
  • 30g fresh breadcrumbs
  • Spray olive oil
  • 2 baby gem lettuces, leaves shredded
  • ½ cucumber, cut into half moons
  • Juice ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve



  1. Steam the sweet potato for 10 min or until soft when tested with the tip of a dinner knife. Mash until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan set over a low-medium heat. Add the shallots and fry for 6–8 min until softened, then stir them into the sweet potato mash with the finely chopped dill and half the spring onions. Gently mix in the hot-smoked salmon, trying not to break up the flesh.
  3. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 2 large fishcakes. Scatter the breadcrumbs on a shallow plate, then set the fishcakes on top and use your hands to coat them all over with breadcrumbs, patting down to get an even covering.
  4. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Put the fishcakes on the prepared tray and spray with oil on both sides. Bake for 15–20 min until lightly golden and piping hot throughout.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the remaining spring onions with the lettuce and cucumber in a bowl, season with black pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil and the lemon juice. Serve the fishcakes and salad, garnished with the extra dill, with lemon wedges to squeeze over.

TIP Make ahead Prepare the fishcakes to the end of step 3 up to 24 hr ahead, then cover and chill until ready to bake as in step 4. Or freeze on a baking tray, then pack in freezer bags for up to
1 month. Defrost before cooking.

Nutrition per serving

Read more on how we calculate nutrition.
342 24.9g 10.6g 2g 7g 12.1g 1.7g 109mg 33g 3mg

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