Have you ever found yourself facing the dilemma of leftover fish? It’s a common situation that often leaves us wondering how to transform yesterday’s meal into something equally delicious today. Leftover fish can be a culinary canvas, a chance to get creative in the kitchen in a whole new way with a few basic ingredients. This is a favourite Leftover Fish cake recipe that not only makes the most of your leftover fish but also elevates it into a mouth-watering experience.
Ingredients for this Leftover Fish Cakes:
- Leftover fish (or canned Tuna)
- Leftover Mashed potatoes (or freshly mashed)
- Bell pepper (any colour)
- Dijon mustard
- Lemon juice
- Dried dill (or fresh dill)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
No leftover fish? No Worries!
If you find yourself without leftover fish but still crave the delightful flavours of fish cakes, no worries! You can effortlessly substitute fresh fish with canned tuna to create equally delicious tuna cakes. Canned tuna offers a convenient alternative, making this recipe accessible anytime you desire a taste of the sea. Simply replace fish with 3 cans of tuna (drained).
Side Dish Suggestions for this Fish Cake Recipe:
- Green Salad:
A simple green salad with fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and a light vinaigrette dressing complements the fish cakes well. You can also add some olives or capers for extra flavour.
My personal favourite, creamy coleslaw made with cabbage, carrots, and a tangy dressing adds a refreshing and crunchy contrast to the crispy fish or tuna cakes.
- Roasted Vegetables:
Making a main meal of it. Roasted vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts, make a nutritious side. Toss them with olive oil, salt, and your favourite seasonings before roasting.
- Mashed Peas:
A simple but tasty side dish, mashed peas seasoned with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper provide a nice balance to the fish cakes.
- Corn on the Cob:
Grilled or boiled corn on the cob with a sprinkle of salt and a pat of butter is a classic side that pairs well with seafood.
- Sweet Potato Fries:
Baked sweet potato fries offer a sweet and savoury contrast to the fish or tuna cakes. Season them with a pinch of paprika or cinnamon for extra flavour.
- Quinoa Salad:
A cold quinoa salad with diced vegetables, fresh herbs, and a lemony dressing is a nutritious and refreshing option.
- Garlic Bread:
A slice of warm garlic bread or a garlic butter baguette can be a comforting side to soak up any extra sauce or dressing.
- Fruit Salsa:
A fruity salsa made with diced mango, pineapple, or citrus fruits, mixed with red onion, cilantro, and a hint of chilli, adds a burst of freshness and colour to your plate.