TUNA AND BUTTER BEAN FISHCAKES WITH LEMON MAYO

Tuna and Butter Bean Fishcakes with Lemon Mayo

Serves: Makes about 14 fishcakes
Cooking and Prep Time: 35 MIN

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400 g tins butter beans
  • 2 x 170 g tins solid-pack tuna, well drained
  • 4 Tbsp (60 ml) Crosse & Blackwell Tangy Mayonnaise
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) finely chopped fresh curly parsley
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) cake flour
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • extra cake flour, for dusting
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil, for frying
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  • For the dip:
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Crosse & Blackwell Tangy Mayonnaise
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and ground black pepper

Preparation method

1. Open the tins of butter beans, tip them into a sieve set over your sink and allow to drain for 3 minutes.

2. Place the beans in a food processor fitted with a blade and whizz to a fairly coarse, dry paste. If you don’t have a food processor, mash them in a bowl using a potato masher.

3. Tip the beans into a mixing bowl and add the drained tuna, mayonnaise, lemon zest, parsley and flour. Mix very well to combine, then season to taste with salt and black pepper.

4. Place the bowl in the fridge for 40 minutes so the mixture can firm up.

5. Spread some more flour on a plate and dust your hands with it. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of an apricot, then flatten to form neat round patties. Lightly dust top and bottom with the flour on the plate.

6. Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a non-stick pan and gently fry the patties for about 3 minutes on each side, or until crisp, golden and heated right through. Watch them closely, as they brown quickly. Drain the patties on a paper towel. (If you’re planning to serve them immediately, keep them hot in the oven.)

7. To make the dip, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and lemon zest, and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Serving Suggestion

Serve your fishcakes hot or warm with the lemony mayo dip, lemon wedges and fresh salad greens. If you have kids, make a double batch of fishcakes for popping into lunchboxes the next day. To add a mild, oniony bite to the fishcakes, add finely chopped fresh chives or spring onions to the mixture.

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