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Fish Gems

With Easter just around the corner we thought we would share with you one of our favourite recipes from The Easter Issue of The 4 Blades Magazine – our delicious Fish Gems! This is the perfect meal for Good Friday and we think the kiddies will LOVE them!

These deliciously light fish gems get their name from the yummy flakes that occur by blitzing up frozen fish fillets. To be VERY clear on this – you cannot do this recipe with thawed or fresh fish… the fish minces together and it is GROSS. But by using frozen fish, beautiful flakes will occur which will make your gems oh so delicious. The other challenge you may face is getting your frozen fish fillets into smaller chunks so that your mixer can actually process them. Consider buying fish fillets fresh, and chopping into chunks before freezing and blitzing.

Team these up with steamed veggies and some delicious mashed potato for perfectly easy dinner!

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Fish Gems

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour
Misc Child Friendly
From magazine The Easter Issue of The 4 Blades Magazine


  • oil (for frying)


  • 100g almonds (or 70g breadcrumbs for NF)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt flakes

Fish Gems

  • 350g white fish fillets (frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 30g besan (or 50g plain flour, can use GF)


Step 1
Sit the fish fillets out of the freezer while you make the crumb.
Step 2
Add almonds (100g), onion powder (1 tsp only), garlic granules (1 tsp only) and salt (1/2 tsp) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 8 / 3 seconds. Set aside.
Step 3
Add frozen fish pieces (350g), besan (30g), onion powder (1 tsp) and garlic granules (1 tsp) to the bowl. Chop Speed 8 / 10 seconds. You may need to use your spatula to help you move the mixture. You should be left with a bowl full of evenly cut fish flakes. Transfer to a mixing bowl and sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Step 4
After 30 minutes, remove the bowl from the fridge and heat the oiled frying pan to a low-medium heat.
Step 5
Take tablespoon sized balls of mixture and compress them together in your hand before rolling them in the crumb. Repeat with all mixture.
Step 6
In batches, cook over the frying pan until they are lightly golden on all sides. Depending on the size of the gems you may need 4-8 minutes cooking time for each gem.
Step 7
Serve immediately as a snack, or enjoy with a side of homemade roast potatoes for a twist on ‘fish and chips’.


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