18 Jun 2013

Fish is the Dish - Smoked Mackerel Pate & Haddock Fish Cakes Recipes

Fish is the Dish


Fish is the Dish have a new campaign called Healthy and Happy Hearts, the challenge is to encourage families to eat fish twice a week. You can find out more about the challenge on the Fish is the Dish Website. They have tips, recipes and advice from not one but three Healthy Happy Heart Experts.

This week a few of the dishes we've had is Smoked Mackerel Pate and Haddock Fish Cakes. The recipes are below.

Smoked Mackerel Pate

Ingredients:- 

300g Smoked Mackerel, remove the skin, bones and flake into little bits
1 tub of Philadelphia (I used the chives one)
4 tblsp lemon juice
3 tblsp horseradish ( I used a bit more but I like the taste)

Put all the ingredients in a bowl or a mixer, I used the hand blender. Blend together until smooth. Put in a tub and store in the fridge until required.

I served this with some melba toast for lunch and we took some on a picnic.

Smoked Mackerel Pate

The boys loved this, hubby wasn't too keen, but my oldest Lucas was eating it out of the tub with a spoon. Definitely a big hit. 

Haddock Fish Cakes 

Ingredients:- 

3 Haddock Fillets (or any fish would do)
600g potatoes 
4 tblsps Olive Oil
4 tblsps Chopped Parsley
4 tblsps Chopped Chives
1 tblsps Lemon Juice
1 Egg yolk
Flour for dusting ( I used Gluten Free Flour)

Put the Haddock fillets in the grill and brush with olive oil. Grill until cooked. Only takes about 7 minutes each side. While these are cooking boil the potatoes. Put the fish to the side to cool. Once the potatoes are cooked, mash and leave them to cool. 

Once the mash is cool, flake the fish into the mash, add in the parsley, chives, lemon juice and the egg. Remove from the pot and make the mash into little fish cake rounds. 

Heat some oil in a frying pan. Once hot, dust the fish cakes with the flour and place in the frying pan. Fry for around 4 minutes each side. Or a little more or less depending on the thickness of your cakes. 

I served with some steamed veg. Or you could serve with some horseradish or some salad.

Haddock Fish Cakes

These were also a big hit with the boys and hubby liked these too. I think they are a great meal as they are filling and taste great. They can be a little tricky getting the cakes to stick together and look good, I need to master that still. 

Disclaimer:- I was sent the above items as stated in the post from Fish is the Dish. I've not been paid further for mentioning any of these products in this post. All words and opinions are my own and the links have been included out of courtesy.

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