Fishcakes with prawn sauce

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Low calorie fishcakes
Low calorie fishcakes
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe These low-calorie fishcakes with an easy-to-make sauce, taste great and only need 11 minutes worth of cooking time


  • 250g (8oz) cod or haddock, skinned and cut into chunks
  • 1 level tbsp cornflour
  • 2tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • A few sprigs of fresh dill
  • Spray olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 100ml (3½fl oz) semi-skimmed milk
  • 1½ level tsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp olive oil spread
  • 60g (2oz) cooked, peeled prawns
  • A little lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A few sprigs of fresh dill

To serve:

  • 6 baby new potatoes,
  • 6 asparagus spears, and
  • 6 Tenderstem Broccoli heads
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. To make the fishcakes: Put the fish in a bowl with the cornflour, milk, a generous amount of nutmeg, lemon zest and dill fronds, and use a stick blender, or strong fork, to turn the mixture into a 'mush'.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Chill before cooking, if you have time.
  4. Spray the fishcakes with a little oil and cook in a hot pan over a medium heat for a couple of min each side until just golden.
  5. Then turn the heat down and cook for another 3-4 mins.
  6. To make the sauce: Measure the milk in a large jug. Whisk in the cornflour, add the spread and microwave on Full power for 3 mins, whisking well a couple of times to make a smooth sauce. Stir in the prawns, a good squeeze of lemon juice, seasoning and some dill fronds.
  7. Cook for another half-minute.
  8. Spoon the sauce over the fishcakes.
  9. Serve with potatoes and steamed green vegetables, and with lemon wedges, if you like.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 354(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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