This recipe is a great alternative to lamb koftas. Using white fish, our Fish Koftas are good for sharing platters.

Fish Kofta Mezze Platter

Looking for the perfect sharing meal? Try our Fish Kofta Mezze Platter. Mezze platters are great for when you are entertaining and these fish koftas are the perfect finger food that everyone will enjoy!
20 mins
4-6 people


  • 700 grams tarakihi fish fillets

  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 2 large eggs, size 7

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 spring onions, very finely chopped

  • ¼ well-packed cup each mint and parsley, finely chopped together

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon each ground cardamom, ground turmeric and smoked paprika

  • finely grated zest 1 large lemon

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt


  • ¼ cup finely chopped roasted walnuts

  • ¾ cup good-quality mayonnaise

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • finely grated zest 1 lemon

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup thick plain yoghurt

  • roasted walnut and lemon mayo (see recipe above)

  • pickled chilies and green olives

  • warm flatbreads

  • lettuce leaves, sliced spring onions, coriander and lime wedges


1. Cut the fish into small pieces.

2. Pulse the breadcrumbs and eggs together in a food processor then add the fish and all the remaining ingredients. Process to roughly chop the fish so the mixture holds together but don’t process to a smooth paste.

3. Form 2 tablespoons of the mixture into ovals and place on a tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture. It should make about 18. The kofta can be covered and chilled for up to 24 hours at this point.

4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over a medium heat and cook the kofta, in batches, for about 4 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.


Spread the yoghurt on a large platter and top with the kofta. Serve with the mayo, a bowl of pickles and the flatbreads.


This recipe is perfect for any mid-firm white fish. We have used tarakihi, but snapper or ling would also be great.

Tarakihi Terakihi fish fillets on tray with grey background.
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Tarakihi Fillets

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