The Body Retreat

The Body Retreat

Women Only Weight Loss & Wellbeing Retreats

Thai Fishcakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce


Totally moreish these Thai Fishcakes can be as spicy as you like. Much lighter than traditional potato based fishcakes, these Thai Fishcakes use quinoa flakes or even a little oat, making them a perfect light supper dish.

The can be made with any fish that you like, I’ve opted for Cod here but you could just as easily switch to what you like …just a note that if you switch to Salmon (which is delicious by the way) then I’d also switch the green curry paste to red, otherwise you end up with a grey and pretty offputting fishcake.

Serves 4
  • 200g cod fillet and 200g Salmon skinned
  • 25g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • Zest of half a sml lime
  • 1 tbsp green thai curry paste (sugar free)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 40g quinoa flakes or cut oats
  • 1 tsp Rapeseed oil for frying


Serve with ( per person )

Steamed vegetables , 60g baby corn, 60g bok choi 20g edamame beans


To make the Chilli Dipping Sauce:

Chilli Dipping Sauce: 3 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp honey, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/2 small red chilli, seeded and very finely chopped, ½ tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves, juice of ½ lime

  1. To make the dipping sauce: heat the vinegar and honey in a saucepan until dissolved and mixture is syrupy. Stir in the soy sauce and leave until cool. Add the chilli, coriander leaves and lime leaves.

To make the Thai Fish Cakes

  1. Place the fish, coriander and ginger in a food processor and whiz until the mixture is a rough paste and add curry paste, egg white and tbsp of the quinoa flakes or oats then whiz again. Remove from processor and work in the spring onions, lime zest and the remaining quinoa flakes or oats.
  2. Heat the oil in the frying pan and cook small amount to check the seasoning, add more curry paste if necessary, Shape the mixture into 4 cakes. At this point, you can leave the fishcakes covered in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
  3. Fry for about 1 minute each side ( you can now allow to cool and then freeze your fishcake at this point)
  4. Place the fishcakes on a baking tray and cook in the oven for a further 8 minutes, until cooked thoroughly.
  5. Meanwhile steam the vegetables and serve with the Thai fishcakes at once with the dipping sauce and a lime wedge.



2 Replies to “Thai Fishcakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce”

  1. Hello there, i’ve made these and they are delicious. Just wondering how long to cook if from frozen?

  2. Hi Tamar, add an extra 10-15 minutes from frozen but always check the middle is pipping hot and put back in the oven if needed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *