Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish Recipe

Serves/Makes: About 2 dozen fish cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds hake (cod or halibut) fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste*
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup green bean, cut into very thin, little round slices
  • Peanut or vegetable oil, for pan frying
  • Cucumber Relish, to serve (recipe follows)
How to cook Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish:
  • Using a food processor grind fish into chunks. Do not over process and turn into a paste.
  • Combine all ingredients. Form into about 2 dozen small balls.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour**.
  • Flatten balls gently into patties.
  • Heat oil and fry about 2 minutes per side, turn only once.
  • Drain on paper towers and serve immediately with Cucumber Relish.

Cucumber Relish Recipe

Cucumber Relish Ingredients:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (use caution when handling chilies)
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 to 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sushi vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • Thai Fish Sauce or salt to taste
How to cook Cucumber Relish:
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Taste and adjust flavorings.

Notes:

The Thai name for Fish Cakes recipe is Tod Man Pla.
The Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

Tips:

*Thai red curry paste is available at most larger supermarkets or at Asian markets. If you cannot find it, substitute a few tablespoons of mild to medium hot curry powder.
**It is absolutely necessary to chill the fish ball before pan-frying or the patties will fall apart while cooking.

This recipe for Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish serves/makes: About 2 dozen fish cakes

The Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Hake (more Hake recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Thai (more Thai recipes)

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