Spicy Baked (not fried) Fish Cakes Big Easy Style

Andy Anderson !


Another cold day in Wichita, and another wonderful chance to spend time in the kitchen, experimenting... This time it’s fish cakes. I tried several different types of fish; finally settling on a 50/50 mix of shrimp and cod. Feel free to try your own mix.

I then added some spices to kick up the flavor, and baked, not fried the results.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 18 oz
    fresh fish, i chose cod, and shrimp 50/50, and chopped
  • 2 medium
  • 2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    brown mustard, i chose gray poupon
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 c
    fresh italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
    hot sauce, i chose frank's original
  • ·
    grated zest and juice from 1/2 of a lemon, or lime
  • ·
    olive oil for cooking

How to Make Spicy Baked (not fried) Fish Cakes Big Easy Style


  1. Gather all your ingredients together.
  2. Place the fish and the eggs in the bowl of a food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  3. Process with one-second pulses until it forms a course paste, about 8 – 10 pulses.
  4. Put the processed fish into a large bowl, add all the other ingredients, except the oil, and mix to combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Chef's Note: I did try them with half the breadcrumbs with the fish, and the other half used as a coating, but I preferred them with all the breadcrumbs with the fish.
  6. Shape the mixture into small cakes of about 5 ounces each.
  7. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  8. Heat the oil in a sauté pan, and cook the fish cakes about two minutes on each side.
  9. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and finish cooking in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes.
  10. Serve warm on a bed of Spring greens and garnish with some tarter sauce. Enjoy.
  11. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Spicy Baked (not fried) Fish Cakes Big Easy Style

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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