Friday, June 27, 2008

Thai Fish Cakes

This is a very popular dish in Thai cooking. Thai Fish Cake makes a great snack especially when you dipped it in spicy sweet chili sauce. You can serve this with rice or with some cucumber and carrots pickle.

Ingredients for the Fish Cakes

500 grm of white fish fillets - (I used Talapia)
1 egg
3 kaffir lime leaves - finely chopped
3 sprig of cilantro - finely chopped
2 sprig of green onion - thinly sliced
1 tbsp of red curry paste
1 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tbsp of corn starch
salt to taste

1. Put the fish in a food processor and pulse for a few times until it became a paste.
2. Remove and mix in all the rest of the ingredients and set aside for half an hour.
3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and form it into a round flat disk.
4. Drop fish cake into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.
6. Serve fish cakes with sweet chili sauce or some cucumber pickle.

Ingredients for Cucumber & Carrots Pickle

1 cucumber - thinly sliced
1 carrot - thinly sliced
1 red chili - thinly sliced
3 tbsp of sugar
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/2 tsp of salt
some ground peanuts - for garnish

1) Mix sugar, vinegar and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside to cool.
2) When it's completely cool mix it into the cucumber, carrot and chili. Let it pickle for at least an hour before serving.

17 comments:

Parker said...

Nice presentation. Never thought of using Talapia for fish cakes, nice idea especially with cilantro. Love that stuff.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely! I love Thai fish cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Yatie_T said...

I love Thai fish cake too and sometime they have fish ball satay....hhmmmmm .... yummy! Your food looks delicious as always. Gert, do you have the Spicy sweet chili sauce recipe? I've been looking for it... like forever! Couldn't find it.... :(.
Have a good weekend!

Beachlover said...

Gert,I love this cake!!.keep saying going to make one day but never did once.I used to eat in Queens,Thai"s restaurant,4 pc for $4.99.must order this coz Mishu love it.Thanks for sharing:))

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

I love fish cakes. I must try this out...hehe...

Anonymous said...

Gert, I loved anything to do with fish. This is one of my favourite dish.

I will try out your recipe. Thanks

- Kath

Kevin said...

These fish cakes sound really tasty!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh this fish cakes are awesome, I just love them so delicious and fragrant!

Jaya said...

Lovely Use of fish , looks delicious.
hugs and smiles
Jaya

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those look great! I so know what I am going to do with that frozen fish I have! The pickle looks great too!

Dee said...

The fishcakes looks sooo good!

Nor Afzarina said...
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I Cook4Fun said...

Parker, hope you will try this out :)

LCOM, you are most welcome :)

Yatie, I used the one from the bottle. You can buy those Thai spicy sweet chili sauce from the Asian store. Check it out the next time you are there :)

Lesley, I've eaten this too at one of the Thai restaurant near my friend place but I find it too expensive. 4 pieces for $5.49. Better make it myself :)

Pinky, you can make this with ikan tenggiri :)

Kath, hope you like it!

Kevin, it is very tasty :)

BBO, I like the fragrant of the kafir lime leaves in it.

Jaya, thanks for stopping by and your comment. Will swing over to your blog later :)

Jenn, thank you :)

Dee, I will make some for you soon :)

Nor, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment :) Staying here I don't have a choice but have to cook everything myself especially when I 'gian' our Malaysian food. I don't think I am able to handle Ramsay's swearing and cursing at me. I probably will hit him with a frying pan :) :) By the way, do drop by often :)

tigerfish said...

One of my fav Thai appetizers :) Sounds so easy to make.

The weird thing is...they don't have this fish cake in Thai restaurants here in Taiwan. :(

Salt & Turmeric said...

im not sure if they have this at the thai restaurant coz id only order the whole fish. lol. but this sounds good too. next time il try to get some fish fillet. ;)

I Cook4Fun said...

Tigerfish, maybe the restaurant there serve different kind of Thai food :)

Farina, we usually order this as appetizer. I also like their fried whole fish and then dip in sweet and sour sauce :)

Maya said...

I have always had them in restaurants. Maybe now is the time to make it in my kitchen.