Plas Newydd's salmon and dill fishcakes

Main courses

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
Fishcake served with salad and new potatoes at Plas Newydd © Paul Harris

Fishcake served with salad and new potatoes at Plas Newydd


  • 4 salmon fillets approx 6oz
  • 4 medium to large potatoes
  • 2oz fresh dill
  • Lemon juice (of half a lemon)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Milk (for poaching, amount dependent on dish used)


To prepare the salmon:

  1. Lay the salmon in an ovenproof dish.
  2. Add the dill.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice and lightly season.
  4. Pour milk into dish, up to a quarter way up the salmon.
  5. Cover the dish.
  6. Place in the oven at 180C for approx 15 - 20 minutes.

To prepare the potatoes:

  1. Prepare the potatoes ready for cooking.
  2. Boil in seasoned water, for approx 15 minutes once the water has reached boiling point.
  3. Check often to ensure they're not too soft.
  4. Once ready mash the potatoes until smooth.

To prepare fishcakes:

  1. Drain the salmon, flake up and mix it with the mashed potato.
  2. Season the mixture to taste.
  3. Once the mixture is cooled, mould into the shape required.
  4. To finish, bake in an oven or pan fry and serve immediately. If baking 15 mins at 180C; 5 minutes each side if pan frying.

Buttered potatoes and a lemon mayonnaise make a perfect accompaniment.