Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil 

  • 2 tablespoon kaffir lime leave, finely chopped
  • ½ sweet potato (about 130g)
  • 1 tin of wild, red salmon (approximately 213g)
  • ½ cup coriander, roughly chopped.
  • 
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.

2. Peel the sweet potatoes, chop and steam until tender, then drain and leave to cool in a sieve.

2. Drain the salmon over the sink.

3. Place the salmon and all the ingredients, except the coconut oil, into a food processor and blend until well combined.

4. Scoop out enough of the mixture to roll into a patty, with an approximate diameter of 2½ inches. Use wet hands to help prevent the mixture from sticking whilst rolling.

5. Add the coconut oil to a baking try and place into the oven for 2 minutes to preheat the oil. Then remove from the over and pop each cake onto the baking tray.

6. Oven bake for 20-25 minutes until the cakes just start to go a golden colour and they feel firm to the touch. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

7. Serve with a medley of green seasonal vegetables or salad or serve as an accompaniment to soup. Enjoy!


Notes:
I buy my kaffir lime leaves from my local Asian supermarket. They're kept in the freezer and weigh about 115g, and they're great value for money!

What's Nourishing about this recipe...

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes are quick and easy to make.

Salmon is a great source of protein, which is needed to help build and repair the body. It is also high the essential fatty acid, omega 3, which is needed for heart and brain health.

Sweet potatoes are a healthy low GI carbohydrate and recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A, which is important to eye health. Its phytonutrients may be able to lower the potential health risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals, and they also provide anti-inflammatory health benefits.