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CHERRY’S PRAWN BITES  Canapes for 12 or first course for 4 people


Either make tiny ones as canapés or, if you wanted full size fish cakes, without potato,  then here is an alternative to serve as a starter or main course.


250g/ ½ lb cooked shelled prawns, drained and patted dry on kitchen paper

1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped

Handful chopped coriander, leaves only

Grated zest of lemon or lime

1 stalk lemon grass, outer layer removed and remainder finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 heaped tbsp plain flour

Groundnut oil


Sweet Chilli jam/dipping sauce or homemade mayonnaise to serve


Simply put all the ingredients bar the oil into the food processor and pulse until well mixed but still with a bit of texture.  We don’t want a total mush!  Press into patties, put onto a plate and chill in the fridge for approx 30 minutes.  Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and when hot, sauté the ‘cakes’ on one side until nicely browned (approx a minute) and then flip over and cook on the other side.  Blot on kitchen paper and serve with sweet chilli jam or dipping sauce (available all supermarkets)





Try replacing the prawns with some fresh crab meat, both white and brown.