Prawn Fish Cakes

By: Isabel Robson
Serves: 6
Preparation: 1 hourIngredients:
200g Large peeled Camaroes (prawns)
300g Plain flour
500g Milk
200 g bread crumbs
1Table spoon butter
1 Table spoon Salt
25g Fresh Parsley
1/2 Red sweet pepper
   2 Eggs
1 Onion
2 Garlic cloves
1 tsp paprika
200ml Olive oil


  • To a large bowl, add 2 cups of flour (250g), 1 table spoon salt and butter and mix well by hand.
  • Add 4 table spoons of warm water and keep mixing.
  • If to dry after mixing for 2 minutes, add another 3 table spoons of warm water.
  • Keep folding and massaging mixture until it forms a dough consistency.
  • Cover the bowl and leave to rest in a dark cupboard.
  • Meanwhile make the filling sauce.
  • Peel and chop onions, garlic, and prawns finely.
  • Stir fry on high heat until onions soften.
  • Add paprika, chopped pepper, parsley, milk and 1 table spoon flour.
  • Mix well turn heat down to medium high.
  • Regularly stir for about 10 minutes, add more milk if sauce dries out to quickly.
  • Season with pepper and take off the heat, allowing sauce to cool down.
  • Onto a clean flat surface, dust with flour.
  • Roll half of the dough as thin as possible (3mm).
  • Cut circles (15cm diameter). Roll remaining dough and cut circle until dough runs out.
  • Lightly brush around circles with olive oil (this will help seal).
  • Add 1 table spoon in middle of each circle and fold in half.
  • With a fork press the end to seal the pastry.
  • Beat 2 eggs and in a separate plate have bread crumbs ready.
  • Dip each parcel into egg, then cover with bread crumbs.
  • Repeat until all parcels are ready to fry.
  • Add 200ml olive oil to frying pan on high heat.
  • Fry parcels 30 seconds on each side (about 5 parcels at the time to make it   easier to remove quickly from high heat without overcooking it).
  • Serve hot with rice or chips.

Also delicious as a cold snack with bread.  This recipe makes aprox. 15 parcel prawn fish cakes, these can be made in advance and kept in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
If freezing, do not dip in egg and breadcrumbs. Once sealed, parcels can be placed in closed container and put in the freezer.

These fish cakes can be prepared in advance.  A great snack or picnic recipe suggestion.

Fish has lots nutritional health benefits.  From protecting the heart to boosting memory.

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