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Whiting and cheddar fish cakes

Whiting and Cheddar Fish Cakes
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Recipe by

Fish for Thought Ltd

A small, family-owned business at the very heart of the Cornish Seafood Industry. Fish for Thought are passionate about seafood and absolutely committed to local, sustainable sourcing. They supply a wide range of Cornish seafood both wholesale and to the public ,and have an excellent online store. Why not order some fresh Cornish fish and have it delivered to you wherever you are in the UK? The only way to get it fresher is to catch it yourself! 


Adam Clark



500g Whiting (fillet weight) (filleted and skinned)
450g Mashed Potato (cold)
100g Strong Cheddar (grated) 
80g Onion (finely diced) 
1 Egg (beaten) 
1 tbsp Chives (chopped) Seasoning (salt and pepper)
100g Breadcrumbs
25ml Olive Oil 
Give them a jiggle half way through cooking. 


Sustainable Cornish Whiting makes a delicious alternative to Cod in this delicious recipe from Fish For Thought.
1. Steam the fish for 10 minutes or cook in an oven with a little milk, remove and allow to cool. 
2. Shallow fry the onion in the oil for 8 to 10 minutes without colour, remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Flake the fish into a mixing bowl being careful to remove any bones.
4. Add the potato, egg, chopped chives, grated Cheddar and a little salt and pepper - mix all the ingredients together.
5. Divide into ten and shape into rough balls.
6. Roll in the breadcrumbs and shape into a cake about 65mm x 30mm making sure they are evenly coated in breadcrumbs.
7. To cook shallow fry for 5-6 minutes each side and finish off in the oven for another five minutes if needed*
*Depending on what breadcrumbs you use the fish cakes can brown quicker, if you find they are going too dark too quickly remove from the pan and finish in the oven.



Beam Trawling

Beam trawls are nets with a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

Demersal Trawl

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish Ports

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.


Cornish Vessels landing to Cornish Ports

A low impact, selective method of fishing using hook and line.

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