Monday, September 28, 2009

Cod Cakes with Mashed Sweet Potato and Roasted Fennel

I got fennel in my farm box this week and wasn't sure what to do with it, I knew it goes well with fish so I made fish cakes. To add more color and of course nutrients I made mashed sweet potato and carrot.

Fish cakes:


  • one tablespoon of old bay seasoning
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 lb cod
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 a chopped spring onion
  1. Mix cod with all the above ingredients
  2. Make patties and lightly saute in olive oil for about 7 min on each side.
  1. slice the fennel, drizzle with salt and pepper, balamic vinegar and olive oil and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Overall it was a yummy meal, although I'll confess I wasn't very keen on the fennel, I think its an acquired taste LOL

Anyone got any cool ways of cooking it?


  1. LOVE fennel! Can I have the rest of yours? :) I made salmon cakes the other night for dinner -- so good and easy to make. I don't know why I don't make it more often...

  2. Cod is one of my favorite fish to eat! great recipe, looks wonderful

  3. Mmmm...I could go for some cod cakes right now. Nice pairing with the sweet potato.

  4. I'm trying to cultivate a taste for fennel myself. It's never very attractive in our supermarket but I did find a very nice looking fennel at our organic fresh market a couple of weeks ago. I think we followed one of Ina Garten's recipes. Ina likes fennel cooked. A lot of other people like it simple and uncooked. Good for you for giving it a try. I love your cod cakes.

  5. I think this sounds delicious...I actually love fennel. I like it sliced very thin and added to some thinly sliced apples in a cool, crisp salad or slaw!

  6. I LOVE mashed sweet potato! This post just made me want them for lunch! And that cod cake looks great!

  7. Oh I like this recipe! thanks for sharing. If you can believe it, I've NEVER tried fennel! If I have, I don't remember. I know everyone always talks about it and I should definitely give it a try.

  8. the epicureans market: oh i love fish cakes come and get the fennel!
    Lina: thanks
    Jenn: thanks, didn't want it all white!
    Sam: oh thats cool I am not the only one that isn;t so sure about it he he
    Anncoo: thanks
    Sophie; oh and i bet you can cook it really well
    girlichef: oh i bet its actually pretty good with apples as its a bit sweet
    Teanna; thanks and thanks for stopping by
    foodie with a lil thyme thanks
    Amanda: thanks so much
    my little space: always love new foods
    Gina: give it a try and let me know!

  9. The fish cakes look yummy! I really like the mashed sweet potatoes too.

  10. What a delicious meal! I love the idea of pairing cod cakes with sweet potatoes & roasted fennel, excellent!

  11. paiidor: thanks
    5 star foodie thanks a lot means a lot to me when you like it smiles

  12. Great recipe and beautifully presented, Rebecca..yumm

  13. Love fish cakes of all kinds. Fennel is a fun addition, and the sweet potatoes make the plate so much more appealing and colorful than if you had just done regular mashies. yum.

  14. Cod cakes are very popular in Colombia....This recipe is an inspiration for a future recipe :)

  15. very innovative..we also use fennel a lot!


  16. tasty trix; thanks so much
    Erica; cool Columbians eat so well
    stivalli: thanks for stopping by will check out your link

  17. What a wonderful meal idea. I love the cod cakes, they look yummy and the roasted fennel? Looks really original, I never though on roasting this veggie like this. I will have to try it! Thanks for this nice meal!

  18. This dish looks so good!

    Fennel! I actually quite like the licorice-y taste of fennel, hahaha. So, what if you are going receive another batch of fennel next time?

  19. I love Fennel Rebecca, the first time i tried it...contrary to my expectations, I fell in LOVE. I like to slice it thin and sautee it in a little butter on low heat for 7-10 minutes and then serve (with a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper). I've also tossed it with grated cheese in Pasta, served it as a side with Lambshanks

  20. liz: thanks so much
    kenny: will ship to hong kong, anyways the summer season is over for now
    ozoz: sounds good with lamb though I must say

  21. Fennel is great raw shredded into a coleslaw with celery and either red or white cabbage. A bit of mustard in the dressing is good too.

  22. thanks Janice sounds good, maybe I will be converted!

  23. Fish cakes look amazing!

    My favorite fennel recipe is a flat bread which includes diced tomatoes, black olives, pine nuts, goat cheese, and fennel. Load up a flat bread and bake until heated through. Absolutely divine!

  24. yum! fennel is one of my favorite thing! I looks great with these fish cakes.

  25. Nicole oh sounds great
    LK: oh wow learning so much about fennel very neat

  26. This looks excellent! We like to eat our fennel raw! Plain or with a yogurt dip is really yummy.

  27. I love fennel roasted in bacon fat at 425F, and yes, it probably is an acquired taste.

  28. fresh local and best bacon sounds good, but thats good with anything!



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