On the outskirts of my children’s neighbourhood is the iconic North End Road market, which is a welcome change from the twee perfection of Fulham.  “It’s like the bloody East Enders TV set here,” my son groused. But I do love the North End Road market. You can follow its Facebook page here. (Photo: Facebook)


In my ‘fish’ mood, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very reasonably priced fish stall, where the offcuts are sold off very cheaply (suitable for making dish stock).


Here’s my Thai salmon fishcakes recipe, using salmon fillets:

  1. Poached 1/2 kg of deboned salmon fillets in a shallow pan of milk, bay leaf and peppercorns.
  2. In the meantime, boil three large sweet potatoes until soft. Mash the potatoes.
  3. Flake the cooked salmon.
  4. Flavour the salmon with (1) juice of 2 limes (2) 2 cloves garlic, minced (3) 1/2 inch ginger, minced (3) 1 red chilli, finely sliced (4) 1 sprig of spring onions, chopped (5) I small bunch of coriander, chopped (6) a dash of soy sauce and (7)  salt and pepper

Add all the ingredients. Make into patties, put on a well-greased baking tray and bake at a moderate heat (180-200 degrees) until browned. You may wish to finish the patties under the grill for crispiness. Serve with fresh salad and more lime juice.

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