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Thai Fish Cakes

Serve with a salad for a light main course.

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Thai Fish Cakes | DonalSkehan.com, Serve with a salad for a light main course.

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Thai Fish Cakes

Serve with a salad for a light main course.

Friday, September 26, 2014

450g skinless white fish fillets (such as haddock or cod)

1 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)

1 large egg a good handful of fresh coriander (roughly chopped)

1 tbsp red curry paste

1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)

1 thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger (peeled and finely chopped)

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime

75g finely sliced green beans

3-4 spring onions (roughly chopped)

4 tbsp sunflower oil

2-3 spring onions, to garnish

Sweet chilli dipping sauce, to serve

Food processor

Frying pan

30 mins
Serves 4

These might sound complicated but if you have all the ingredients, all it takes is to blitz everything until smooth, stir through a little spring onion and green beans, fry them and serve for the most delicious little Asian taster! To keep things on the lighter side, you can of course pop them under the grill instead of frying them off. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for a great little lunch or with a side salad for a light main course.

Place the fish in a food processor and blitz for 3 seconds or so until smooth.Add the fish sauce, egg, coriander, curry paste, chilli, garlic, ginger and grated lime zest and juice and blitz again until everything is combined.
Remove the blade from the food processor and stir through the green beans and spring onions. With damp hands, form the mixture into 12 balls and flatten to make fish cakes.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the fishcakes in two batches for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove with a fish slice and drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Garnish with spring onions and serve straight away with some sweet chilli dipping sauce.
30 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

450g skinless white fish fillets (such as haddock or cod)

1 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)

1 large egg a good handful of fresh coriander (roughly chopped)

1 tbsp red curry paste

1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)

1 thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger (peeled and finely chopped)

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime

75g finely sliced green beans

3-4 spring onions (roughly chopped)

4 tbsp sunflower oil

2-3 spring onions, to garnish

Sweet chilli dipping sauce, to serve

You'll Need

Food processor

Frying pan

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  • laurenaalice

    Can’t wait to make these for dinner tonight :)

  • Absolutely. Great make ahead dish!

    • Lois Maddock

      Can you freeze these?

  • Geraldine

    Can you substitute the fish sauce or lleave it out?

    • I often get asked that question. The fish sauce gives them a great authentic flavour. The closest substitute would be something like soya sauce but it doesn’t have quite the same impact. You can leave it out if you don’t like it and they will still be very tasty!

  • if you want to make them absolutely amazing, ( Thai chef here) take out the ginger and get a couple of Lime Leaves in your local Asian store, finely chop them like garlic, add to mix, the difference between good and amazing fish cakes

  • Yadin Yin

    They came out great! another great easy to do recipe!! Thanks Donal!

  • Hmm the dipping sauce is a nice addition but maybe the fish did make a difference. Hard to know though! :)

  • Ramneek

    Hi Donal, can I freeze them for up to 2 weeks ? If yes , how to I thaw them ?

    • Ramneek

      Donal can I use salmon instead of Cod?

  • thenotsocreativecook

    Hi, Donal. I’ve watched the video of this many times. I am making these delicious fish cakes for the weekend. I am so excited.

    By the way, I am looking forward to more cooking videos in your new kitchen in LA and for more vlogs. :)

    Thanks for sharing all those mouth watering recipes.

    Good luck and best wishes on the move.

    – Jhuls