Thai Fish Cakes

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Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

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350 g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
350 g white fish fillets
juice of 1 lime
1 thin lemongrass stalk, thinly sliced and lightly crushed
2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Lime and Honey Dipping Sauce
juice of 3 limes
2 tablespoons clear honey
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons reduced-salt soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
1 large mild red chili, seeded and thinly sliced

Cucumber and Mint Salad
1 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
1⁄2 cucumber, diced
3⁄4 cup mint leaves, finely shredded


  1. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover for 15–20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, then mash.
  2. Meanwhile, place the fish in a shallow pan with enough cold water to cover and add half the lime juice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, cover pan and leave to cool for 4 minutes. Drain the fish and flake the flesh with a fork, discarding skin and bones.
  3. Mix together the potatoes and fish with a fork, adding the lemongrass, curry paste, green onions, garlic, coriander, ginger and the remaining lime juice.
  4. Place the flour onto one plate, the eggs onto a second plate and the breadcrumbs onto a third plate. Take about 1 tablespoon of the fish mixture and shape into a fish cake. Turn first in the flour, then dip into the egg and, finally, coat with crumbs. Shape and coat the remaining fish cakes in the same way, making 24 altogether. Chill the fish cakes for 1 hour.
  5. Heat half the oil in a nonstick frying pan. Add half the fish cakes and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove and keep warm while you cook the rest of the fish cakes, using the remaining oil.
  6. For the dipping sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently for 1 minute. Do not boil. Mix together the lettuce, cucumber and mint for the salad. Arrange the fish cakes on individual plates with the salad and serve each with a tiny dish of the dipping sauce.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:1742