Fish Cakes with Winter Slaw


This is a super healthy fish cake recipe, with some seasonal winter slaw.


Fish cake:

  • 300g mixture of firm fish such as haddock or salmon, skinned, deboned and roughly chopped

  • 1 free range egg, beaten

  • 1/2 lime, juice and zest

  • 1 crushed garlic clove

  • 2 tsp tamari soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander 

  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs

  • Oil for frying - coconut, rapeseed, avocado, olive

  • 4 good quality burger buns


  • 2 Carrots, grated

  • 200-300 celeriac, grated (quality should be equal to your carrots) or shredded white cabbage 

  • 2 1/2 tbsp plain yogurt or good quality mayonnaise

  • Dash of cider vinegar or juice of 1/2 small lemon

  • 1 large teaspoon dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Put the chopped fish in a food processor and whizz to a paste 

  • Add the fish to a large bowl along with the rest of the burger ingredients and mix well

  • Form the mixture into four patties

  • Pop them onto a plate and transfer them to the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up

  • Mix together the wet ingredients for the slaw, taste and season as necessary

  • Pour enough of the dressing over the grated vegetable so they are evenly coated, mix well

  • Heat a large pan with the oil to a medium-high heat and fry the patties for two to four minutes on each side until golden on the outside and cooked through

  • Toast the buns (if needed), then pop on a burger, a little slaw and serve



  • Serve with some good quality home made chips, regular or sweet potato. Or if you have some time, homemade are always the best!

  • Omit the slaw and just add some salad and lemony mayonnaise. Take a good quality mayonnaise and squeeze a little fresh lemon juice in, season. You can also use plain, greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise

  • Add some seeds to the burgers such as sesame

  • Add some seeds to the slaw, chose your favourites!



35 mins

For this meal you'll need 25 minutes prep time followed by 10 minutes cooking time.


This recipe will give you four lovely portions.

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