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Mediterranean Cod Fish Cakes With Herby Aioli

Cod fish cakes on a plate with herby aioli
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Yields
8 servings

You may find yourself daydreaming about a Mediterranean summer, and if you’re lucky, you’re probably counting down the days until you’re jetting off on your summer holiday! Until then, bring a small taste of the Mediterranean to your palate with these Mediterranean Cod Fish Cakes with Herby Aioli. Perfect as an appetizer or as a meal with a side salad, these fish cakes are light, flakey and very easy to make.

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ingredients

Cod fish cakes

1
lb cod filets
1
Tbsp olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2
shallots, diced
1
carrot, peeled and chopped
¼
cup fresh chives, chopped
cup fresh parsley, chopped
1
egg
1
Tbsp capers
1
cup panko crumbs
1 ½
Tbsp mayonnaise
2
tsp mustard seeds or Dijon mustard
2
Tbsp lemon juice
1
tsp red pepper flakes
1
Tbsp olive oil

Herby aioli

cup mayonnaise
½
lemon, juiced
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
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directions

Ingredients for cod fish cakes
Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season cod with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes. Flake with a fork once baked and set aside in a medium bowl. Keep warm and keep the oven on at the same setting.

Flaked cod on a parchment lined baking sheet
Step 2

Next, drizzle some olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and sauté the shallots and carrot until soft. Add in fresh chives and parsley. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste.

A frying pan with onion, carrots and fresh herbs
Step 3

In the bowl with the reserved flaked cod, add in cooked veggies, egg, capers, panko, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, olive oil, plus salt and pepper to taste. Using a spoon or clean hands, mix all the ingredients together until you form a thick batter.

Step 4

Divide the batter into 8 portions. Form the batter into balls and place on the lined baking sheet.

Uncooked cod fish cakes on a parchment-lined baking sheet
Step 5

Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer the baked cod fish cakes to a plate and keep warm.

Step 6

Combine all the herby aioli ingredients together in a small bowl.

A homemade herby aioli
Step 7

Serve herby aioli with warm cod fish cakes.

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