Recipe: Fish Cakes Attempt #2

Tonight I had a craving for fish cakes. And while the first ones I made tasted really good, they weren’t fluffy and soft like the ones you get in restaurants here. So I decided to try another recipe. This time I went with Barbara E. Husbands Fish Cakes, from her recipe book, Barbara’s Bajan Kitchen.

Fish Cakes from a Barbados Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb salt fish (I only had about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 tsp fresh hot pepper
  • 1 cup onion
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp shallots (I used fresh chives)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp marjoram
  • 2 cups water
  • oil for frying

Directions

  • Boil salt fish for at least one hour, changing water as needed to remove most of the salt. When fish is de-salted to your taste, flake it
  • Finely chop hot pepper, onions, and shallots
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl
  • Add hot peppers, onions, shallots, thyme, and marjoram to flour mixture
  • Make a well in the middle, add water, then fish, and mix well. Your batter should look like this:
Batter for my second attempt at Bajan Fish Cakes

Batter for my second attempt at Bajan Fish Cakes

  • In a heavy skillet, heat oil. When the oil is hot enough, drop in mixture by the spoonful. Don’t crowd the pan and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown
  • Serve with a dipping sauce made of mayonnaise and hot pepper sauce.
Here's my second try at Bajan Fish Cakes. And these ones are perfect. Light, fluffy morsels of salt fishy goodness

Here’s my second try at Bajan Fish Cakes. And these ones are perfect. Light, fluffy morsels of salt fishy goodness

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2 Responses to Recipe: Fish Cakes Attempt #2

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  2. Dians Cooks says:

    Oh wow that’s pretty easy. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

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