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Fish cakes with smashed peas and lemon

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This simple fish cakes recipe makes dinnertime easy. Served with lemon and smashed peas, it's a tasty meal the whole family can enjoy.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, (+ 30 mins refrigeration)
Fish cakes with smashed peas and lemon


  • 400g Coles Brand Carisma Potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp hot English mustard
  • 500g smoked cod
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 small brown onion, grated
  • 2 tsps finely chopped dill
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (150g) packaged breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 30g butter
  • 500g Coles Brand Australian Frozen Peas
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve
  • Mayonnaise, to serve
  • Dill sprigs, extra, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Cook potatoes in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 12-15 mins or until tender. Drain and mash. Add mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place smoked cod in a medium frying pan with bay leaves and peppercorns. Pour over combined milk and ½ cup (125ml) water. Bring to the boil over medium heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 8-10 mins or until cooked through. Remove fish from milk with a slotted spoon to a plate to cool slightly. Flake fish into the mashed potato along with lemon zest and juice, onion and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 8 patties, 2cm thick.
  3. Step 3

    Place egg in a bowl. Place flour and breadcumbs on separate plates. Dust patties with flour then dip in egg and then coat in breadcrumbs. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  4. Step 4

    Place enough oil in a frying pan to cover the base. Shallow fry fish cakes, in batches, over medium-low heat for 4 mins each side.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile heat stock and butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add peas and simmer for 5 mins or until heated through. Remove from heat and roughly mash. Serve fish cakes with sprigs of dill, smashed peas, salad leaves, mayonnaise and lemon wedges.