Spicy Thai Fish Cakes

"Easy to make, appetizer or finger food, these hot and spicy little fish cakes are not only delicious but also healthy, and kind on the waistline!!!"
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12-16 cakes




  • Cut the fish into chunks, put in your food processor with the rest of the ingredients, except the oil, and blend using the on/off technique until you have a minced texture but not a paste.
  • Remove from the food-processor bowl to another dish.
  • Take approx a dessert spoon full of the fish mix, with wet hands form into balls then flatten them with the palm of your hand into cakes.
  • Leave them in the fridge, covered, to firm up for an hour or more.
  • When ready to cook, heat up the oil and fry the little cakes about 1 minute on each side.
  • Drain on paper kitchen towel.
  • Serve with a Thai dipping sauce**There several recipes on the site.

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  1. The cakes were so delicious, and made good appertizer. However, I think I need a binding ingredient since my cakes were falling apart when I tried to turn them over. I added a teaspoon of cornstarch to the second batch, and that really helped. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
  2. Good, really a 4 1/2 star, but they weren't that flavourful, I wimped out and didn't use all the curry paste as I wanted to taste more than heat. I couldn't seem to get them to brown at all, but I'd try them again.
  3. Very tasty Thai fish cakes, Pets. I used Dory fillets, recipe #70574 for the Red Curry Paste and recipe#92042 for the dipping sauce. Yum!!!!
  4. These were a big hit last night! I didn't have chili peppers so I just used ordinary bell pepper. I also used soy sauce in lieu fo fish sauce and I had no lime. I therefore used a bit extra curry paste. I took black mustard seeds, 2 whole cloves and some sesame seeds, toasted them in a hot dry pan, and then crushed them in my pestle and mortar. I then added spices such as ginger, tumeric, cinammon and salt and pepper. I too, added some corn flour, white flour and a beaten egg to hold everything together. I used a white fish called Coley but I like to cook it first. (bake it on a lightly greased pan for about 15 minutes, 180C/350F) Then I broke it up and mixed it with the spices. I also floured them prior to frying them.
  5. These were easy to make and delicious. I used hoki fillet which is a very firm fish and approved by the marine conservancy council.


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