Recipe

Asian-style fish cakes with cucumber and carrot salad

With the stunning, fragrant flavours of ginger, chilli, coriander and lime, these juicy Asian fish cakes make a delicious and light meal.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Ingredients

Asian-style fish cakes with cucumber and carrot salad
  • 400 gram (12½ ounces) firm white fish fillets
  • 1 large potato (300g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 green onion (scallions), sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 centimetre (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger (10g), grated
  • 1 small fresh thai red chilli (serrano), chopped finely
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 lebanese cucumber (130g)
  • 1 medium carrot (120g)
  • 50 gram (1½ ounces) snow peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 25 gram (¾ ounce) snow pea sprouts, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1 small fresh thai red chilli (serrano), chopped finely

Method

Asian-style fish cakes with cucumber and carrot salad
  • 1
    Lightly spray heated large non-stick frying panover medium heat; cook fish about 3 minutes each side or until just cooked. Flake with a fork.
  • 2
    Boil, steam or microwave potato until tender;drain. Mash potato in large bowl. Add fish; mash with fork until well combined. Stir in onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and egg white until well combined.
  • 3
    Using wet hands, shape mixture into 6 even-sized patties, refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, to make cucumber and carrot salad, using a vegetable peeler, cut cucumber and carrot into thin ribbons. Combine cucumber, carrot, snow peas, coriander and sprouts in medium bowl. Pour over combined juice and chilli; toss to combine.
  • 5
    Cook patties, in batches, in same heated large frying pan over medium heat until browned both sides and heated through.
  • 6
    Serve fish cakes with salad and a squeeze of lime, if you like.

Notes

Fish cakes can be made ahead; store, covered, in the refrigerator. If you find the patties are too soft, use an egg ring to help them hold their shape while cooking.

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