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Recipe: Thai Fish Cakes


Now we made these Thai fish cakes months ago but at the time, it didn’t occur to me to do a recipe post about them. We made them again the other day because honestly, they are the most amazing things I have ever tasted! I am salivating just thinking about them so there’s no way I couldn’t write a food blog about them and share the recipe with you all. these are perfect as either part of a main meal or even on their own as a snack.

What you’ll need

A food blender and frying pan
450g white boneless fish fillets
45g rice flour or cornflour
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 egg
25g chopped fresh coriander
3 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
1-2 small chillies, finely chopped
2 spring onions, chopped
125ml oil
Sweet chilli sauce to serve (optional)

What to do

1) Cut the fish into small chunks, put in the blender/food processor and mix until smooth

2) Add the rice/cornflour, fish sauce, egg, curry paste and the chopped coriander, spring onions and chilli (we used 1 and a half chillies but you can use up to 2 if you prefer it spicier!) and mix


3) Transfer into a separate bowl then with wet hands, make into patties or “fish cake shapes” and set aside

4) Heat the oil in a pan – you’ll be able to tell when it’s done when a cube of bread browns in no more than 15 seconds


5) Cook the fishcakes 4 or 5 at a time (depending on the size of your pan!) until golden brown and slightly crispy on both sides. Serve and enjoy!

These are so easy to make and they also offer a lot of leeway on your own preferences; for example, if you would prefer them crispier, you can leave them in the pan slightly longer or if you’d rather them spicier, you can add more chillies. These are definitely the tastiest things we’ve ever made and they go fantastically with potato wedges and salad!

Have you ever tried these or anything similar? What’s your preference with spicy food; love it or hate it?


Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.


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  6. Christine auma says:

    Wow! Fantastic, it looks delicious, i love it.thanks jenny.

  7. Ooh I’m going to try these!

    1. That’s great Suzie! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  8. Wow. These look great. I’m not very good at cooking seafood, but I think I could handle this recipe!

    1. Thank you! As seafood goes, these are incredibly easy to make. I’m a bit of a worrier when it comes to cooking seafood too!

  9. Oh this looks so good! My mouth is watering haha

    1. Hahaha thank you! And sorry 😛

  10. Reblogged this on kyrosmagica and commented:
    These look yummy, Thai Fish Cakes, spicy love reblogged from Jennyinneverland.

    1. Thank you for reblogging!

  11. Yum, looks delicious I love spicy food, thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    1. Thank you and you’re welcome! Do let me know if you make them, would love to know what you thought! 🙂

      1. Hi Jenny, reblogged so will let you know if I make them at some point. 🙂

      2. Brill! Thank you! 🙂

      3. My pleasure Jenny. 🙂

  12. They look tasty!

    I love making recipes like this that don’t require obscure, expensive ingredients and I love Thai food, especially green curry – yum.

    Thanks for sharing, Jenny.


    1. Me too! Considering how fairly ordinary most of these ingredients are, these are insanely tasty! And once everything is prepared and chopped up, you literally just put them in a frying pan and that’s it!

      Thanks for the follow Jenna, I love your blog & have just followed back – I’m glad I found you! 🙂 xx

  13. These look delicious! Love anything Thai. Beautiful blog x

    1. Me too, I’m a big fan of Thai food, it’s delicious! Thank you so much and thanks for the follow! (: xx

  14. They look delicious! I’m a fan of spicy food, as long as it’s not ridiculously hot xx

    1. Thanks Jade! They really are SO yummy and definitely not too hot. I don’t like too much spice either but these were just right 🙂 xx

      1. Sounds perfect! xx

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