Thai Fish Cakes Recipe
Thai fish cakes have to be one of the most favourite dishes that I serve up for friends and family. My recipe for these delightful fish cakes is so easy and fool-proof because it uses very simple ingredients for maximum taste and results!
The key to the texture is the type of fish you use. It is quite difficult to find one fish fillet that creates the perfect light and bouncy result, and I have found that by blending two types of fish it creates the perfect result. Not heavy, not crumbly, just springy, bouncy, chewy deliciousness.
The vegetables add a wonderful additional texture and crunch, with the addition of spring onions, red peppers and green beans. The trick is to ensure you slice and dice super fine, like, really, really fine. Or else when you form and cook them they will fall apart. This is one thing I cannot stress enough. If you want the perfect consistency you must take your time, meditate with it really. Be at one with the knife. Do not rush this. And then you will be very thankful, trust me.
Keeping it simple
As with all our recipes, I always look to simplify where possible. These Thai Fish Cakes are no exception. I’ve done that by using a store-bought Thai red curry paste, ensuring it is gluten-free and dairy-free. This will save you loads of time.
The pièce de résistance is the addition of the aromatics that punch the flavour to it’s elevated status. Those citrus fresh tones of kaffir lime and lemongrass are sensational. They highlight all the special sauce of these Thai fish cakes.
Traditionally Thai fish cakes are served with a sweet chilli sauce. The one suggestion we would give you as an alternative is to try a chilli-lime mayonnaise instead. It complements the patties so well without the addition of all the sugar. Check out our one-minute mayonnaise recipe to make your own.
And yes! you can cook these and heat them up before serving without any degrading of taste or texture. They also freeze well, and make great lunch box ideas.
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