Thai Style Salmon Fishcakes

I felt the need to make Thai fishcakes. I only had salmon (no white fish) and I was limited to what I had in my cupboards and fridge, I came up with these.

I really wanted the outside to be crispy, so seeing as I had a bag of potato starch living in my cupboard (as you do)!
I wondered what would happen if I coated the fishcakes in it before frying.
A marvelous idea - it worked! You don't want m
uch - just a coating.



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You will need:

250g of salmon fillet - cut into chunks

1 tsp Thai fish sauce

1 tbsp red curry paste

2 kaffir lime leaves -shredded very finely

1
green birds eye chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
1 egg - yolk only

1 tsp palm sugar or muscovado sugar

½ tsp salt 2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tbs of cornflour - if needed to thicken

**optional - a couple of spoons of potato starch to give extra crunch

a glug of sunflower oil - for frying


How to do it:

Put the fish in a food processor with the fish sauce, curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, egg yolk, sugar and salt.
Process until smooth.

Put the mixture into a bowl. Add the cornflour (if you need it) to thicken the mixture.
Stir in the chopped spring onions and the chilli.

Divide the mixture into 4 pieces - or 8 if you want baby fishcakes .

Using your hands, roll each one into a ball and then flatten into rounds.
Roll each one in potato starch (optional).

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the fish cakes in (in batches if you need to) for a minute or so on each side depending on their size.

You want them nice and golden brown.
Once they're cooked, remove and drain on kitchen paper.
Serve immediately with a nice dipping sauce. Mine was a sweet and sour dipping sauce.

7 comments

  1. There's something "fishy" goin on with these cakes!

    I want to make a sandwich with one!

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  2. I love Thau fish cakes......I think even more than a Thai stew......the flavors in your fish cakes are just right!!!

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  3. You have the best ideas Jan, they look really good!

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  4. Yes, they look very crispy, I want one piece in my burger buns

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  5. Great idea re coating. Its suprising what lurks in the depths of the cupboards

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  6. These fishcakes are filled with great flavors!

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  7. I love Thai fish cakes – My version uses salmon and bread and a food processor makes everything so easy!
    Happy cooking :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan




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