WHITE FISH: Fish cakes with Thai flavors

Fish cakes with Thai flavors
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Making authentic Thai fish cakes requires first making fish paste, which I am too impatient to do. This recipes captures the Thai flavors but with a simpler base.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2
  • 4 oz flaked whitefish
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/4 c bread crumbs
  • 1 heaping teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 t fish sauce
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • to serve: sweet chili sauce and a wedge of lime
  1. Blend whitefish, shallot, bread crumbs, curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice, and egg in a small food processor to a smooth puree.
  2. Form into 6-8 small patties.
  3. Heat vegetable oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a small frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Fry the fish cakes 2-3 minutes each side, until golden brown.
  5. Serve with sweet chili dipping sauce and a wedge of lime.

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