Coriander crab cakes with chilli jam

Coriander crab cakes with chilli jam

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4
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Tara Fisher

Bought mashed potatoes are so good, and a really handy shortcut. I’ve seen how they’re made in bulk in the factories – they use butter, and cream too! It’s great as a binding ingredient for fish cakes, saving you so much time and stress. Chopped smoked salmon or any cooked fish would work here, but since it is already cooked, don’t over-fry them. That way they won’t break up in the pan.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 small bunch fresh coriander
75g brown crab meat
125g white crab meat
100g ready-made mashed potatoes
50g panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
25g flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
vegetable oil, for frying
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the chilli jam

Quantity Ingredient
2 fresh red chillies
75g caster sugar
4 limes, juiced

Method

  1. Chop the coriander and mix half of it with both types of crab meat and the mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and shape into 4 rounds (you could also make little canapé-sized cakes if you prefer).
  2. Mix together the panko breadcrumbs, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Lightly coat the crab cakes in the flour, dip them in the beaten egg, and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add the crab cakes and cook over a medium heat for 2–3 minutes on each side.
  4. While the crab cakes are cooking, chop the chillies. Put the sugar, chillies and lime juice in a small pan and heat gently. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the remaining chopped coriander, pour it into a dip pot and serve alongside the crab cakes.
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James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
quick meals
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