Omega 3 oils from fish are important for brain and nervous system development and growth, immunity, cholesterol management and much more. Sweet potato is packed with Vitamins A , C, B vitamins as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants. Steaming them reduces their glycaemic index. The green herbs are concentrated sources of goodness as well as tasting great. Parsley is classified as a chemoprotective food, it is packed with VItamin K, C, A, Iron, folate and a good source of plenty of other vitamins and minerals. Coriander is rich in vitamin A, K, C, folate, B6, iron, manganese and antioxidants.
½ a sweet potato (about 300g), peeled, cubed and steamed
400g boneless and skinless fish fillets – salmon, ocean trout, snapper etc (you could use tinned salmon – keep bones in for calcium, or tuna, sardines are also an awesome source of Omega 3 – just use less as they are stronger in flavour)
½ cup chopped herbs – coriander, parsley, chives are all great
1 leek or 4-5 shallots or 2 spring onions
almond meal ,chia or polenta for rolling
dash of macadamia or olive oil for cooking
Optional: add zest of 1 lemon for some zing
Combine all ingredients in food processor until just combined. Shape 1 tablespoon of mixture into balls – size and roll in the almond meal, chia or polenta.
Add oil to pan and heat to medium, add patties, I flatten out the balls in the pan, until outside is crisp and they are cooked through (approx 2-3 minutes each side).