Quick home salted-cod canapé

One of our favourite recipes from the Stress Free Canapés class is this tasty and very quick fish bite.  Beautiful with a garnish of twisted radish, a sprinkle of black sesame seeds and some Nasturtium Flowers or baby Nasturtium leaves.

Get ahead and make the salt cod mix up to 2 days before hand, the assembled canapé can be made up to an hour before you need them.



  • 150g piece cod
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • Tiny clove garlic, crushed
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 25g fresh breadcrumbs
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • Bag of radishes
  • 20 crostini bases (ready-made or see below)


  • Put the cod in a plastic box and sprinkle with 2 tbsp salt. Leave to marinate for 1-2 hours.
  • Rinse the fish well to remove all the salt. Poach in a large pan of simmering water, until it flakes. Remove the skin and bones.
  • In a small food processor, whizz the cod with the garlic. Add the breadcrumbs a few at a time, adding more to thicken the consistency, whizz again, and then trickle in the oil with the motor running, to make a soft textured paste.
  • Pipe on to crostini for a perfect finish and garnish to taste or form mini quenelles of salt cod on top of a radish base for something a bit different.


Recipe adjusted from Xanthe Clay.