Friday, September 30, 2011

Thai Fish Cakes with Homemade Honey Dip

Thai Fish Cakes with Homemade Honey Dip

At Felice in the kitchen, we love our fish recipes. Summer time is the perfect season to get fresh ingredients to make Thai fish cakes – the perfect midweek supper. If you also enjoy fish, but want to try something slightly different, then read on.

For the honey dip, you’ll need 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint and coriander, 2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 small finely chopped onion.
For the fish cakes you’ll need 500g/11b 2oz of white fish (e.g. Pollock, link or cod), 1 tablespoon of Thai red curry paste, 1 tablespoon of Thai fish sauce, 2 table spoons of chopped fresh coriander, 1 free range egg, 2 finely sliced spring onions, juice of 1 lime, a pinch of dried chilli flakes, vegetable oil for shallow frying, 1 bunch of watercress and 2 tablespoons of plain flour for dusting.

1.     First, preheat the oven to Gas 4/180C/350F.
2.     Then start with the fishcakes, put all the ingredients except the watercress, flour and oil into a food processor. Blend together until the mixture is smooth.
3.     Next, shape the mixture into small fish cakes and dust the flour over them lightly.
4.     Pour the oil into a deep frying pan until it’s about two and a half centimetres deep and  place over a medium heat
5.     Fry the fish cakes until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes). Then place them on a baking tray and leave them for about 5 minutes to heat through.
6.     For the dip, put the honey into a small pan with the ketchup, onion and vinegar and bring to the boil. Remove the pan off the heat and set aside to cool, and then mix in the herbs.
7.     The fish cakes are now ready to be served with some watercress and the homemade honey dip.
This delicious recipe serves 4 people and only takes 30 minutes preparation time and 10 minutes cooking time. Why not make some extra fishcakes and invite your friends over for a small get together –it’s ideal for a summer evening. This recipe is easy to make and you won’t need to enquire about   Restaurant insurance quotes. However, remember that hot oil can be dangerous and do not leave that pan unattended!

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