Annabel Karmel’s Salmon Fishcakes

I love Fishcakes and nothing tastes better than a Homemade Fishcake! If you don’t believe me then please try this recipe, I promise you will be converted. This is another winning recipe from Annabel Karmel’s great little book- 100 Family meals. This book has been a lifesaver for me with 3 kids who all like different things and “picky middle child” who actually likes very little! Pretty much every recipe I have tried has been loved by the whole family, I’m sure you will agree that’s amazing!


  • 250g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp  mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 spring onions, sliced finely
  • 35g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 250g raw salmon cut into small cubes
  • 60g fresh breadcrumbs or  15 g dried breadcrumbs
  • 100g dried breadcrumbs for coating (I like Asda’s Polish Mamut breadcrumbs)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil, for frying


  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce


  1. Put the chunks of potato into a pan. Cover with boiling water and add a little salt. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave to cool down.
  2. Mix together with the mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, spring onion, grated Cheddar and ketchup and roughly mash using a potato masher.
  3. Mix in the salmon cubes and breadcrumbs and season to taste.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into about 8 fish cakes.
  5. Coat in the dried breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat some oil in a large frying pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, turning halfway through until golden on both sides.
  7. To make the dip, simply mix together the mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce.
  8. Freeze uncooked.
I like to serve them with green beans and carrots, they are very filling!

These are lovely cooked as per this recipe, but for more flavour I like to substitute half the salmon for smoked salmon  and prawns.


You can buy Annabel’s book on Amazon:

My Kitchen Table: 100 Family Meals



My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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