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gordon ramsay on my mustardy mackerel fishcakes


gordon ramsay chose my mustardy mackerel fishcakes as one of 5 winners in the recent times recipe competition, which was hunting for “recipes which, to him, epitomise home cooking.” here’s what he said about my recipe:


“i absolutely love this. we normally think of putting salmon or haddock in our fishcakes, but why not mackerel, which is such an underrated fish? it shows how the best recipes can be utterly simple. i could see these going down really well on my pub bar menus.”


that man has excellent taste! the photo above is from the times, i hope they don’t mind me borrowing it.

Reader Comments (12)

congratulations! Love the blog and glad to see you getting some recognition.
June 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjestyn
well done abby!
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaureen
Wow Abby what a complaint to get from Gordon, I just love him, and those fish cakes look so good that I am drooling, and mackerel is such an underrated fish and I really love having it cold with salad on a hot summers day
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim da Cook
Well done Abby!

So when is the book deal coming?! ;-)
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
thanks everyone - it was such a kick to see it in the paper!

i've bought mackerel so i can make a batch at the weekend.
June 3, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby
Congrats Abby! What a lovely win win situation!Now, hold your head high & be proud!!!!
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophie
Wow- congratulations! High praise indeed. Lovely photo too.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhelen
I have to confess I have no respect for Ramsey as a chef, but I have a lot of respect for your delicious mackerel fishcakes! I liked the sound of them so much that I printed them out ages ago and finally remembered to co-ordinate smoked mackerel with enough potato, to make them. The best, truly.
June 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlillyanne
I made these this week and they were perfect - such a simple recipe and so tasty. Thanks!
June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
Congratulations on your recipe being chosen, it is quite an achievement. Best of luck.
June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiran
thank you for your kind words everyone, i'm glad you're enjoying them.
June 9, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby
they are bloody good... mackerel going on the shopping list again this week
June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdom

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