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Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Salsa

Week 3 of the 4-week #AirFryerTakeIn challenge given to me by Philips. Using the AirFryer the plan is to swap a takeaway and get cooking using the AirFryer.

As the Philips AirFryer uses very little oil if any in many recipes (including these fish cakes) you can cut the calories without compromising on taste.

Thai Fish Cakes

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I must say I think the AirFryer is a marvellous invention. Yep, I'm really loving this gadget as it can cook many things other low-fat fryers can not cook and I'll be writing a detailed post on that soon.

So far in the #AirFryerTakeIn challenge, I've cooked Ricotta and Basil Balls and Mini Chorizo Empanadas and both were totally delicious.

Philips AirFryer

These Thai Fishcakes are just 57 calories per Fishcake with Mango Salsa and Philips say a takeaway version (on average) would be 70 calories.

How does an Air Fryer Work?

By using very little oil and something called Rapid Air Technology.

Rapid Air technology makes the hot air circulate very rapidly around the ingredients in the basket.  This heats up the ingredients in the basket from all sides at once, making it a healthy, fast and easy method to prepare tasty food.

Food prepared in the Airfryer is crispy on the outside and without being dry on the inside.

Now I'm just saying, from my personal experience I say the non-stick Philips Grill Pan that isn't supplied with the AirFryer is seriously worth buying.

Why? because my fishcakes did stick to the bottom of the supplied wire basket but the grill pan is non-stick and works perfectly.

Of course, it's also useful for cooking many other food items too.

There was no oil used to make these fishcakes - the recipe is in the book that is supplied with the Philips Viva Collection AirFryer along with a good selection of other recipes that include a chocolate cake.

Oh yes, CAKE made in the AirFryer!!

Check out this and more Philips products on the Philips website.

Yield: 4
Author: Jan Bennett
Thai Fish Cakes - Air Fryer Recipe

Thai Fish Cakes - Air Fryer Recipe

Deliciously simple Air Fryer recipe.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 34 Min


  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1½ teaspoons red chilli paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 500 g white fish fillet (cod, tilapia, pangasius, pollack)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 50 g ground coconut


  1. Peel the mango and cut it into small cubes. 
  2. Mix the mango cubes in a bowl with ½ teaspoon red chilli paste, 1 tablespoon coriander and the juice and zest of half a lime.
  3. Purée the fish in the food processor and then mix with 1 egg and 1 teaspoon salt and the remainder of the lime zest, red chilli paste and lime juice. 
  4. Mix with the remainder of the coriander, the green onion and 2 tablespoons coconut.
  5. Put the remainder of the coconut on a soup plate. Divide the fish mixture into 12 portions, shape them into round cakes and coat them with the coconut.
  6. Place six fish cakes in the basket and slide it into the AirFryer. Set the timer to 7 minutes and fry the fish cakes until they are golden brown and done. 
  7. Fry the remainder of the fish cakes in the same way.
  8. Serve the fish cakes with the mango salsa. Tasty with pandan rice and stir-fried pak choi.
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Disclosure - I was sent the Philips AirFryer to take part in the #AirFryerTakeIn challenge along with a gift card for ingredients. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.

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