Who knew J could cook something.

Two very lucky students, Puseletso Mokoena from UJ Auckland Park Campus and Mandlenkosi Kwababa from TUT Main Campus in Pretoria West and friends recently spent an evening with Micasa lead singer J’something, in conjunction with Philips, who cooked up a storm for them.

J’something made Salmon Fish Cakes with a twist. We’re so impressed with the singer’s wide-ranging skill set. Perhaps we’ll also give this cooking thing a try.

Recipe: Salmon Fish Cakes


  • 800g cold mashed potatoes  (make with some butter)
  • 3x tinned organic salmon
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Grated zest of 12 lemon
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 large egg

For coating:


  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g white bread crumbs


In a large bowl mix together all the fishcake ingredients.

Cover a baking sheet with cling wrap, plunge your hands back into the mixture and form fat, palm-sized patties. Place these on the baking sheet and place in the fridge to firm up

Beat the eggs in a shallow soup bowl and sprinkle the breadcrumbs onto a dinner plate. One by one, dip the fishcakes into the beaten egg and then into the bread crumbs, sprinkling and dredging over as you go to help coat them.

When you’re done, place the fish cakes in an air fryer preheated 180 degrees for 12 minutes until the crusts are golden, and speckled brown in parts, and the soothing centers are warmed through.

While the fish cakes are in the fryer make your rocket aioli.

For the aioli:


  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 12 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 cup blanched and well drained rocket
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


Put the garlic, salt and egg yolks and rocket in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds, slowly pour in the oil.

Place aioli in a small bowl and stir in the lemon juice.

Pre prep the following:

Mashed potatoes made with butter


Blanch the rocket

.. and ENJOY!!!!!



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