Neil Perry’s Thai-style fish cakes with cucumber relish November 29, 2016

Thai-style fish cakes with cucumber relish

Check out the original post here.

Serves 4 as a starter or as part of a shared banquet


300g redfish or other inexpensive white-fleshed fish, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
1 free-range egg
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
5 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
2 snake (yard-long) beans, cut into thin rounds
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Lime wedges, to serve

Cucumber relish

60ml (¼ cup) coconut vinegar (see note below)
55g (¼ cup) caster (superfine) sugar
Sea salt
1 small cucumber
4 red Asian shallots, thinly sliced
1cm (½ inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
1 long fresh red chilli, seeded and julienned
1 small handful coriander (cilantro) leaves


To make the cucumber relish, combine the coconut vinegar, sugar, sea salt and 80ml (1/3 cup) water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, check the seasoning and set aside to cool completely.

Halve the cucumber lengthways and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds, then cut lengthways into thin slices. Stir the cucumber, shallots, ginger, chilli and coriander through the vinegar mixture and set aside.

Add the fish to a food processor with the curry paste, egg, fish sauce and sugar. Blend well, then transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Use your hands to scoop up the mixture and throw it back into the bowl several times until sticky; this is an important part of the process to give the fish cakes their texture. Incorporate the lime leaves and beans into the mixture. Mould the mixture into 5cm discs.

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over medium heat, ensuring the wok is stable, to 180C or until a small cube of bread browns in 15 seconds. Deep-fry the fish cakes in batches, turning once, for 4–5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel and keep warm while you cook the remaining fish cakes.

Serve the fish cakes immediately with lime wedges and the cucumber relish on the side.

Note: Coconut vinegar is made from fermented coconut water and is normally found in health food stores. It is a low-acid vinegar that is cloudy and sweet compared to other vinegars. You could substitute it with rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
















  • buy cbd oil [url= ]cbd tinctures [/url] buy cbd oil online cbd online

  • Agnesa says:

    Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.

  • I am really impressed read your blog. Actually, your blog article is very helpful and more informative. Especially, this blog information provides easy tricks to make money online step by step. Thank for sharing your valuable information. Such an insightful and long post almost intimidating for us newbie bloggers. Grateful for the effort you took to write this post. Lot’s to think about and get going with. Thank you.

  • I just want to mention I am all new to blogs and really enjoyed this web site. Most likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely come with fantastic articles and reviews. Kudos for sharing your web site.

  • I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your content. The article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  • Ivan Frija says:

    hey there and thank you in your info – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did alternatively expertise several technical points the use of this site, as I skilled to reload the web site lots of occasions previous to I may get it to load properly. I had been considering if your web host is OK? No longer that I am complaining, however sluggish loading circumstances times will very frequently have an effect on your placement in google and could injury your high-quality score if advertising and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I’m including this RSS to my email and could glance out for a lot extra of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you replace this once more very soon..

  • Victorchins says:

    most cialis acquisition bargain online observed, consistently near the VIth. generic cialis Hobbies to the tomtit most ordinarily surprising imprudence is

  • StephenAdusy says:

    cheapest viagra online viagra viagra walgreens

  • JamesBeene says:

    viagra from canada viagra for sale buy generic viagra online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.



We deliver North Island wide (but not to rural addresses sorry)