Salmon & Kumera Cakes
A simple dinner that the kids will love - packed full of wholesome goodness.
So I’ve been a little busy recently with the new addition to our wee family. But I’m still getting to the kitchen when I can to experiment with a few recipes. I just haven’t found the time to post. While I was in nesting mode (towards the end of my pregnancy) I prepared a few meals for Stella (2 1/2 years) and James & I. The idea of worrying about meals each night with a newborn was and is not ideal.
This recipe is the perfect meal for kids which is healthy, nutrient dense and it freeze’s well. These Salmon & Kumera cakes are so simple to grab form the freezer and place in the oven for 10-15mins. They also don’t take very long to prepare and Stella loves them!
Some parents struggle to get their children to eat fish. But the good news is that kids can enjoy eating fish and salmon is a great choice as it is packed full of nutrients. Fatty fish like Salmon in particular contains omega 3 fatty acids which are great for developing brains and shown to improve cognitive function in children. Salmon is also good for heart health, joints and general wellbeing. It is also a great source of high quality protein, iron, Vitamins and minerals.
If you are worried about the mercury content in fish, then salmon is a good option as it has one of the lowest amounts of mercury when compared to other fish varieties.
This recipe is a great kid-friendly way to get salmon into your littlies. It helps with the addition of kumera which most kids like and is a great way to hide the salmon (if thats your intention).
You can use tinned salmon or fresh salmon fillets. Tinned Salmon is the super simple option and the one I went with as I was super short on time. I used John West Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon with no added salt. If you are wanting to use fresh Salmon fillets, you’ll just need to cook the salmon first.
When choosing tinned/canned Salmon, there are a few things to look for. Firstly, look for one low in salt or preferably no added salt. Secondly, look for wild caught (farm grown fish is not good for you or the environment but usually with Salmon it is a wild caught fish vs. buying canned tuna which often is not wild caught). Thirdly, choose Alaskan which is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world (vs. Atlantic which are nearly extinct due to pollution and overfishing).
I hope your kids enjoy this recipe as much as Stella does. Simply prepare the mix and cook as per instructions below and then freeze – so handy to grab from freezer for a quick and easy meal.
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- 1x 400g Wild Alaskan Salmon (no added salt) or 2x Salmon fillets (cooked)
- 1x egg
- 1x medium orange Kumera (mashed)
- 1/2 red onion (diced)
- 1x garlic clove crushed/minced
- 1/2 T soy sauce
- 1/2 t fish sauce
- 1/2 t each of dried basil, oregano & parsley
- Zest & juice of 1x lime (or lemon)
- Salt & Pepper
- If using fresh Salmon fillets, bake these in oven until cooked through
- Add all ingredients to mixing bowl and combine
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat
- Add 1 T of mixture to the pan to make fritters (you can tailor this dependent how big you want them)
- To freeze, allow for fritters to cool completely (I then placed in fridge) and then freeze
- To re-heat (from frozen) – place fritters in the oven for 10-15mins.