Salmon fishcake can be a perfect choice when it comes to cooking with your kids. Cooking together can be a bonding experience between you and your kid. There is no better way of teaching him some basics in cooking techniques and in making him an adventurous eater. In that case let’s involve your kid in cooking something healthy and adventurous at the same time. Put the apron and get your kids cooking Salmon Fishcake!
Check in the fridge and in cupboards together with your kid if you have all these ingredients for the Salmon fishcake
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 50 g fresh or frozen peas
- 600 g potatoes
- ½ a bunch of fresh chives
- 2 x 180g tins of quality salmon
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 large egg
- olive oil
1. Half-fill a large saucepan with cold water and add a tiny pinch of salt.
2. Place on a high heat and bring to the boil. Meanwhile…
3. If using fresh peas, pod them into a bowl, then leave to one side.
4. Use a Y-shaped peeler to peel the potatoes, then chop into 1cm chunks on a chopping board. Let your kid help you with chopping the potatoes.
5. Once the water is boiling, carefully add the potatoes, bring back to the boil, then turn the heat down to medium and simmer gently for around 10 minutes, or until cooked through, adding the peas for the last 2 minutes. Meanwhile…
6. Your kid can proceed with finely chopping the chives and add them to a mixing bowl.
7. Drain the salmon in a sieve over the sink .
8. Add the salmon to the bowl, using a fork and your helper can flake it into small chunks.
9. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and peas in a colander over the sink then leave them to cool completely. Meanwhile…
10. Finely grate the lemon zest, then add it to the bowl along with the flour.
11. Crack in the egg and season with a tiny pinch of pepper.
12. Once cool, tip the potatoes and peas back into the pan and use a potato masher to mash them really well.
13. Add the mash to the bowl, then ask your helper again to mix together until really well combined.
14. Sprinkle a little flour over a clean work surface and onto a large plate.
15. Divide the mixture into 8 and use your hands to pat and shape each ball into a fishcake, roughly 2 cm thick. After demonstrating it, pass this job to your kid.
16. Place them onto the floured plate, dusting your hands and the top of each fish cake lightly with flour as you go.
17. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
18. Carefully place the fishcakes into the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden, turning carefully with a fish slice.
19. Cut the zested lemon into wedges.
20. Serve the fishcakes with some seasonal green veg or a fresh green salad and lemon wedges for squeezing over.
Watch the video for more instructions how to cook healthy salmon fishcake with your kid.