Lemon Parsley Fish Cakes

Tonight is a simple post for a simple dish.  With a TON of work that I need to finish by the end of the week, I will let these divine little bites speak for themselves.  

In the original recipe, Martha Stewart used cod instead of haddock, and I also had to leave out the scallions as the grocery store was out of stock this weekend. (gasp!)

I enjoyed these warm on a bed of arugula with a spicy garlic lemon aioli on top.


  • 1 pound of haddock
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 6 Tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 dashes of hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Steps and Notes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place the haddock on a foil lined baking dish and rub with olive oil. Roast the fish for 15 minutes
    • I had a thin piece of fish and it was cooked well after 15 minutes
  3. While baking, combine the following in a large bowl: eggs, scallions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, panko, parsley, hot sauce, a generous sprinkle of salt, several grinds of pepper
  4. Once the fish is cooked remove, flake, and let cool completely
  5. Add the fish into the breadcrumb mixture and combine well
  6. Form eight equal sized patties (small – about 1.5 – 2 inches in diameter). Freeze or cook immediately
  7. If freezing, place patties on a baking sheet until firm and then wrap in plastic and store in freezer bags for up to one month. Fully thaw before cooking.
  8. When cooking, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the cakes about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Thoughts for Next Time:

  • Add potatoes as done in this recipe
  • Serve with tartar sauce
  • Make fish cakes with salmon instead of white fish
  • Top with a poached egg

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  1. Thomas Opar · · Reply

    Isn’t it nice to have time to write


  2. I love fish cakes 🙂


  3. Love it 🙂


  4. These look very tasty! I am sure that bed of spicy arugula with the spicy lemon gave this a pleasant kick. 🙂

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  5. Ooo Deb – another recipe which I think my boys would eat! Thank you! 🙂 I hope you managed to get all of your work finished?

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    1. I just did! Thank you so much for the thoughtful note. Going to take this evening off and then have something new to post tomorrow. Have a great evening!


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