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This scented cucumber salad makes a superbly refreshing accompaniment for the fish cakes, both the fish cake and salad includes sweet and spiced flavors.


Serves 3

Fish cakes:

450 gr Barramundi fillet (or white flesh fish)

10 ml Harissa spice

Zest of 1 lemon

¼ Bunch of chopped fresh coriander

1 Whole egg

1 Teaspoon honey

3 Saffron threads

1 Teaspoon hot water (to soak the saffron threads)

3 Tablespoons breadcrumbs

Cooking oil (optional)

15 ml sunflower oil, or spray


Cucumber salad:

550 gr Lebanese cucumber – with skin

60 ml Fresh orange juice

30 ml Fresh lemon juice

15 ml Orange blossom water

15 gr Palm sugar (finely grated)

2gr Cinnamon

30g Feta cheese



Cucumber salad

  1. Cut the cucumber length way and cut each half into thin slices, sprinkle with grated palm sugar.
  2. Reserve aside.
  3. To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, lemon juice and orange blossom water.
  4. Pour over sweet cucumber slices and crumbled feta cheese.
  5. Toss all ingredients together and sprinkle with cinnamon.


Fish cakes

  1. Add all fish cake ingredients in a food processor and whiz until well combine into a smooth paste.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 mini portions.
  3. Wet your hand with cold water to avoid mixture from sticking and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Flatten them in the palm of your hand.
  5. Heat the cooking oil in a non stick pan and fry the fish cakes in batches until golden brown on each sides.
  6. Reserve on clean kitchen cloth aside while finishing to cook remaining batches.  

Serve with chill cucumber salad.




Bon Appetit!


Wine pairing: White flesh fish cake – these cakes are fine with a lighter crisper white wine such as Pinot Grigio, Muscadet or a Sauvignon Blanc.


Written by

Perran Vulliez-Rousselet

Head Chef

1 Comment

  1. The fish cakes and salad look so fresh and enticing. The fish is seasoned so well with spices and herbs, and the cucumber is so light and seasoned with refreshing flavors. The presentation of the fish and salad on the dish is so beautiful too.

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