Thai Fish Cakes

    1 hour

    An easy and tasty fish cake. Makes a great entree, snack or party food. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450 g boneless fish fillets, cubed
    • 1/2 cup plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
    • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
    • 4 spring onions, sliced
    • 1 egg
    • Extra flour for dusting
    • 1/2-1 cup oil for frying

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Combine fish, 1/2 cup flour, oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, coriander, spring onions, and egg in a food processor. Process until well combined. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    2. Shape mixture into patties and dust with flour.
    3. Pour enough oil into a wok or frying pan to about 1/2 inch depth. Heat over medium-high heat until hot.
    4. Fry fish cakes for 8 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown.

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    This is a wonderful and easy recipe. I made some small changes to it. I started with 1.5 pounds of FRESH FRESH FRESH white fish, nothing canned and no dark oily fish like Salmon. Use Haddok or Sole maybe Halibut if price permits. Double the oyster sauce content, double the cilantro content to half cup. Use a tablespoon of molasses instead of Brown Sugar, it will help in the end. ANd lastly, if you can get your hands on a product called NAMPRIK PAO (Thai spelling) this will make the flavors explode. It is a paste found in a jar at many import Thai or oriental stores. A common brand name is MAERSI. Put in about 3 tablespoons of this and a little less of the sweet chile sauce and you will love this. Seems like a lot of changes but when I served this a close chef friend of mine from a noteworthy kitchen claimed these to be among the top 3 he had ever had.  -  31 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I haven't made this recipe yet but it sounds great but.....I can't stand coriander!!! It tastes like washing up liquid to me, is there anything else I can use. Thank you!!  -  19 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Very tasty and quick and easy to make  -  28 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)