Have some delicious Thai experience with these fish cakes – deliciously aromatic and full of amazing flavors with a little kick
I love fish, but I don’t have that much of fish recipes. When I want to eat fish, it’s either I fry them or I make something like this King Fish in Turmeric and Coconut Milk. I love grilled fish, too, but if I am the one to char-grill them, ‘No, thank you!’.
I am happy that fish can be enjoyed in cake form, too. Uh, chocolate fish cakes? Have you heard of them? Oh! Not that kind of cake? Well, I could not imagine how it must taste. 😛 Fish cakes are boneless, skinless white fish fillet mixed with other ingredients, then formed like patties and fried (or baked).
These fish cakes are so delicious and aromatic with Thai flavors like nam pla (fish sauce) and red curry paste. The taste is really fantastic! The kitchen was surrounded by such an aromatic smell when I was making these babies. They are good on their own, but they taste fabulous with sweet chili sauce. (especially homemade sweet chili sauce). I kept popping these cakes in my mouth like I am eating cookies! They are that good, I tell you!
Thai Fish Cakes
- 450g skinless hammour fillet (or any white fish fillets)
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)
- 1 thumb-sized ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
- A handful of fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 3-4 spring onions (roughly chopped)
- Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
- Sweet chilli sauce, to serve
- Wash and slightly dry the fish fillets. Cut to fit into your food processor. Blitz until smooth (about 5 seconds).
- Add in fish sauce, egg, coriander leaves, curry paste, chili, garlic, ginger and zest and juice of 1 lime. Blitz again just until everything is well combined.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl and add in spring onions. Using your clean hands, mix to combine.
- Divide the mixture into 12 (or less), shape into balls them slightly flatten.
- In a large frying pan with medium heat, add oil and fry fish cakes for about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked fish cakes on a paper-lined plate.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with sweet chili sauce.
Source recipe: Thai Fish Cakes by Donal Skehan
I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think. Hmm, please share with me if you have more fish cakes recipes. I’d love to try them in the future.
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