Cooking in a Caravan: Salmon Fishcakes
Monica Rivron's caravan cooking, all done in the superb Bailey Unicorn Barcelona IV.
Rustle up these fantastic fish cakes in just a few minutes. They're easy to make and tasty indeed.
2 salmon fillets (you can use other fish if preferred)
Juice of a lime
1 teaspoon finely chopped, fresh coriander or parsley
Plain flour for coating
Goat's butter for mashing and frying (ordinary butter is fine, too)
- Peel the potatoes and put into a pan of cold water. Bring up to the boil. You want the potatoes to be soft for mashing.
- Place the salmon fillets skin-side down in a sieve and pop the sieve on top of the pan of potatoes. Put the lid on the sieve, so you can steam the salmon using the boiling potato water.
- The salmon should cook before the potatoes. Once the fish is cooked, take it out and pop it in a mixing bowl, removing the skin.
- When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and mash with goat's butter for a delicious flavour. Tip the mash into the mixing bowl with the fish, chopped coriander or parsley, and half of the lime juice. Use a wooden spoon to turn the mixture over.
- Next, flour your hands and a board and get stuck in, turning the mixture out onto a floured surface and shaping it into fish cake patties.
- Ideally you should pop the fishcakes into the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
- When you are ready to serve the fishcakes, heat a little oil, goat's butter and the rest of the lime juice in a pan. I use a ridged pan as it gives a nice finish to the fish cakes, but, if you don't have one, a flat frying pan will be fine. The oil stops the butter burning.
- Cook for about five minutes on each side until they are a gorgeous golden colour, then serve immediately!
Watch the video of Monica making fish cakes below!
The Unicorn's Microwave
Even top chefs appreciate the practicality and convenience of a microwave oven from time to time.
The Barcelona comes complete with a stylish and versatile 800W, stainless-steel microwave, ideal for defrosting, fast cooking and even boiling liquids.
It's a great cooking option, should you run out of gas. The high-level microwave is easy to access and intuitive to use, rounding off the Barcelona's superb kitchen perfectly.