Mixed Seafood Cakes

    1 hour 35 minutes

    If you want the perfect healthy and tasty dinner, try these mixed seafood cakes blended with fresh herbs and spices, lightly pan fried or grilled and served with lemon wedges and salad.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 185g fresh scallops
    • 1/2 medium onion
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 egg
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley
    • 6 basil leaves
    • 2 fresh chillies, seeded
    • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs
    • 1/2 cup (60g) bread crumbs
    • 280g tinned tuna, drained
    • 180g tinned baby prawns, drained
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Stir in scallops; cook, turning until white on all sides. Drain and set scallops aside to cool.
    2. Place into a food processor the onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, egg, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Then add parsley, basil leaves, chillis and Italian herbs. Pulse on medium setting until finely chopped.
    3. Place scallops, tuna and prawns into food processor and pulse on low. Gradually pour in breadcrumbs, continuing to pulse until the mixture becomes firm and slightly sticky but is not pureed to a paste (the seafood should maintain some texture).
    4. Form the mixture into palm-size patties about 2-3cm thick. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Coat patties lightly in flour; shake off excess flour and place patties in frypan. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

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    This recipe was great! I too was forced to make substitutions due to budgets. I used a can of spicy thai tuna to replace the scallops and shrimp. I also added scallions and cilantro. I can't eat flour so i used oats instead of bread crumbs. They were absolutely superb! I look forward to using the original ingredients on my next attempt!  -  28 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made a Poor-man's version of this - using an extra can of tuna instead of the shrimp and scallops...and a splash of spaghetti sauce instead of the tomatoes, and almost all dried seasoning...like I said: Poor-man's version. This probably didn't give your recipe much justice, but it was still really good, I'm glad to find a new way to eat tuna!  -  09 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    If I can make this dish and get rave reviews anyone can since I rarely cook. I literally threw it together knowing I wouldn't have a second to spare to make it on time to a traditional Italian 7-fish-dinner Christmas Eve celebration with friends. I snuck 2 cakes before leaving my house -mmmm yummy. They were a smash success. I used the exact recipe above, except also added fresh dill. Easy and very, very tasty.  -  25 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)