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Tuna Puddings

A twist on the classic St Helena Fishcakes to create a fun homemade appetizer.
Prep Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island


  • 450 g Fish (Saints love Tuna, but works with any Fish)
  • 450 g Potatoes
  • 1 Onion (Large, Chopped)
  • 2 Rashers of Bacon (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Chilli
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Wash fish.  Shred or mince fish with a knife until very fine.
  • Peel, dice and boil potatoes.  Then mash them.
  • Heat oil and fry onion, bacon and chill until onion starts to brown.  Remove from heat.
  • Combine the onion, bacon and chill with the potatoes.
  • Add the fish to the mixture while potatoes are still hot and mix it together.  Then mix in the beaten egg, and season with Salt and Pepper.
  • Roll into small balls of the mix.
  • Fry and remove once browned all over.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • Seasoned mashed potato and use this to make ‘frosting’ on top of your puddings.
  • Garish with a parsley sprig for holly and red pepper.