Mackerel Cakes with Lemon Balm Pesto

Mackerel Cakes with Lemon Balm Pesto

1 can Mackerel, de-boned and skin removed
1 green onion chopped
15 saltine crackers, crushed fine
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Oil to fry

Mix all ingredients but oil and form into patties. Place in hot oil to fry, flipping once. Top with Lemon Balm Pesto, to serve.


Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm can take over, if allowed. Mine has invaded and I decided I needed to start using more of it.

Here is a Lemon Balm pesto I plan on using with Mackerel Cakes this evening.

3/4 cup lemon balm leaves, washed well and firmly packed
1/2 cup cashews and almonds, mixed
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 TB lemon juice
2 TB fresh chives
1/4 tsp salt

Run all through food processor until smooth.