Fish Gems

Jan 6, 2021


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Fish Gems

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4


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.

This recipe was also featured for free on the T4B blog.

Recipe Tester Feedback: “Tasty little morsels that the kids gobbled up with some homemade aioli. While they do take a bit longer to prepare than throwing some frozen fish fingers into the oven, they taste a whole lot better and healthier!” – Nadia

No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Contains: Nuts
*Variations: Can be made without Nuts



  • almonds – 100g (*can use 70g breadcrumbs for NF)
  • onion powder – 1 tsp
  • garlic granules – 1 tsp
  • salt flakes – 1/2 tsp

Fish Gems:

  • white fish fillets – 350g, frozen
  • onion powder – 1 tsp
  • garlic granules – 1 tsp
  • besan / chickpea flour – 30g (chickpea flour or 50g plain flour, *can use GF)
  • oil – for frying


  1. Sit the fish fillets out of the freezer while you make the crumb.
  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.
  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.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove the bowl from the fridge and heat the oiled frying pan to a low-medium heat.
  5. Take tablespoon sized balls of mixture and compress them together in your hand before rolling them in the crumb. Repeat with all mixture.
  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.
  7. Serve immediately as a snack, or enjoy with a side of homemade roast potatoes for a twist on ‘fish and chips’.


Cannot be frozen

Keywords: Free Thermomix Recipes, Lower Carb, Lunch & Dinner Thermomix Recipes, Savoury Thermomix Snacks, Seafood