Tuna Bread Fishcakes Recipe

Simple to make using wholemeal breadcrumbs instead of potato; with tuna, lemon and coriander providing a flavour combination that’s sure to please

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    Prep Time

    15 mins

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    Cook Time

    20 mins

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    Cost Per Serving


Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories128 kcal


    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat4.2g


    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates1g


    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs9.7g


    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars1.3g


    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre1.6g


    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein13.6g


    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

  • Salt0.7g


    A small amount of salt is needed in your diet but too much can raise your blood pressure, which increases risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Adults shouldn’t eat more than about 1 teaspoon (6g) per day – and that includes salt already in the foods you eat, not just the salt you add, so check nutrition labels on food packs.

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  • 2 x 160g cans tuna in brine, drained
  • 125g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs + 40g to coat
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Flake the tuna in a large bowl, add 125g breadcrumbs, spring onions, lemon zest and coriander and mix together.
  3. Combine the beaten egg, milk and mayonnaise and add to the tuna mixture and bind together.
  4. Divide into 8 equal portions and shape into balls. Roll in the remaining breadcrumbs and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until heated throughout and crispy on the outside.
  6. Serve with mixed green salad with a dressing made with rapeseed oil.

Cooking Tips

  • Use canned salmon or mackerel fillets instead of the tuna and for a spicy version add a little Thai seasoning.

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