Newfoundland Salt Cod Fish Cakes

Newfoundland, Canada

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small fishcakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

I first tasted these delectable salt cod fish cakes at Lori McCarthy’s house in St John’s, Newfoundland a few years ago… I subsequently learnt that they are one of Newfoundland’s signature recipes, with every household claiming to have the best recipe. They are certainly entrenched in the culinary history of Newfoundland and its importance as a cod fishing region, and as part of its trading route with the Caribbean and beyond. This is why salt cod is part of many West Indian countries’ cuis