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These tasty gluten free Quinoa Chives Fish Cakes are made with cod and garlicky Chinese chives. They are wonderful as an appetizer, snack, or light meal. | RotiNRice.com

Quinoa Chives Fish Cakes

These tasty gluten free Quinoa Chives Fish Cakes are made with cod and garlicky Chinese chives. They are wonderful as an appetizer, snack, or light meal.
(Makes 16 patties)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 8
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup quinoa (200g)
  • 12 oz cod (340g)
  • 3 to 4 slices of lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 oz Chinese chives (thinly sliced) (30g)
  • 2 tbsp vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tbsp besan (chickpea flour)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rinse quinoa until water runs clear. Drain and place in a medium sized pan. Add 2 cups (480ml) water. Place on the stove and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and let quinoa simmer until all water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl.
  • While quinoa is cooking, fill a medium sized pan with about ½ inch water. Place lemon slices in the pan and bring it to a boil. Add cod, salt, and pepper. Place the lid, reduce heat to medium low and allow fish to poach for 6 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain.
  • Flake fish and transfer to bowl with cooked quinoa. Add chives, vegenaise or mayonnaise, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix all ingredients together.
  • In a small saucepan, combine besan and ½ cup (120ml) water. Cook stirring until thick and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove and pour into quinoa mixture. Mix well.
  • When cool enough to handle, shape and compact into patties. Pan fry in a large non-stick fry pan with a little oil for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Fry in two batches if necessary.
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  • Serve immediately.
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