Saturday, 28 February 2015

Thai Style Fish Cakes

Fish cakes.  Love them, absolutely love them and I know, with my health kick, not good but I had these with salad (waits for applause at self restraint.  None?  Ok.)

Thai Style Fish Cakes

Thai Style Fish Cakes - Serves 1 (easily doubled)


90-100g, 3oz White fish, I used basa but you could use pollock, cod, haddock etc.  (Basa and Pollock are both really thrifty options)
2 tsp Fish sauce
1/2 clove garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped onion (plus more to serve)
1 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro, plus more to serve)
1/2 dried chilli
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp sugar
5 finely chopped sugar snap peas
1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
Oil for frying


Cut up the fish into small chunks and put into a small food processor (or use a hand blender and a jug) with the fish sauce, grated garlic, onion, coriander, chilli (use a whole chilli if you like it REALLY hot), grated ginger and sugar.  Blend until it's a fairly fine paste.  Mix in the cornflour and chopped sugar snap peas by hand.

Vietnamese fish cakes

Shape into balls with wet hands and flatten slightly.  Shallow fry both sides in hot oil until cooked through.  Drain on kitchen paper and serve with lime for squeezing over and sweet chilli sauce for dipping the fish cakes.

Cooking with Herbs


  1. Thanks for joining the #FabulouslyFrugal link up. These sound delicious we love fishcakes too and agree on Bassa and Pollock. Have you tried Taipei?

    1. No I've never tried it, I've never heard of it (apart from the city of course) or was that an autocorrect thing?

  2. I've never attempted to make fish cakes before but this looks relatively easy, I'll have to give them a go. Thank you for sharing on #ThriftyThursday

  3. These look yummy #ThriftyThursday

  4. these sound so good! Can't wait to give them a try!


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