Sunday, 18 August 2013

Grated zucchini fish cakes with a lemon and caper sauce

Grated zucchini fish cakes with a lemon and caper sauce from Carole's Chatter

I was short of any fresh protein so out came the small can of tuna.  I turned it into grated zucchini fish cakes served with a lemon and caper sauce.

So I grated the zucchini.  Not with a microplane but with a normal box grater.  I then wrapped it up tight in layers of kitchen paper and squeezed – you want to get as much of the moisture out of it as you can.

The fish cakes are a mixture of:

Flaked canned tuna
Grated zucchini
Spoonful of horseradish sauce
Some grated cheese
A slice of gherkin, chopped very finely
Salt and pepper
A beaten egg.

Just mould the mixture into cakes with slightly wet hands and then set aside in the fridge for at least half an hour – longer would be better.  This helps them hold together when they are cooking.

You can then make your lemon and caper sauce.  There is no cooking involved.  You just mix sour cream, chopped capers, a little lemon zest and lemon juice, salt and white pepper – and there it is.

I served the fish cakes (which were fried til golden) with bacon and sweet chilli drizzle garnish with spring onions and the lemon and caper sauce.  It was really delightful.
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  1. Looks like a recipe I'd love, and I love how easy it sounds. Plus I have all the ingredients except zucchini!

  2. I have a weakness for zucchini cakes but my lazy self uses a food processor to grate. They are so good, don't you love them!

    You must be winding down with winter season, right? Do you get very cold temps?

  3. Yum. I often make zucchini cakes in the summer. I usually make them vegetarian. I'll have to try the caper sauce.

  4. Oh my gosh, this sounds so delicious; I must try it.

  5. I always enjoy a zucchini fritter, and probably don't make them often enough- yours look delicious.

  6. Oh my...fresh lemon caper sauce! Then you just had to add the bacon...making my mouth water! I'm loving the simplicity of this recipe. Pinning!

  7. Hi Carole,
    This looks like a fantastic recipe that I can't wait to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a good week!
    Miz Helen

  8. I never thought to use tinned tuna in fish cakes - I always think of salmon. Great idea!

  9. Oh, those look delicious Carole. I am always looking for more recipes to use zucchini. :)


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