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Thai Fish Cake

Experiment: Thai Fish Cake

Introductions:

I suddenly had a craving for Thai food.  I then browsed through the internet and found this recipe (which I modified a little) for Thai fish cakes!  The ingredients are easy to find in Asian supermarket, so I went to T&T to grab what I needed.  I came home and made it… ok, to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed.  Not that the recipe wasn’t good (actually I quite liked the taste), but the fish paste that I got from T&T wasn’t good.  It wasn’t “chewy” like the usual fish paste.   I’m sure they added a lot of stuff in the fish paste to make the fish paste cost cheaper.  Less fish –> not “chewy” and not enough fish taste.  Boo~  The texture wasn’t right!  Ok maybe next time I’ll substitute the fish paste with shrimp paste… Shrimp paste is not hard to make!  (Hmm… maybe I should google how to make fish paste!)

Materials:

350 g dace fish paste
1.5 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp red curry paste
pepper
1 stalk of green onions, finely chopped
1 stalk of lemon grass, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Procedure:

1) Mix everything in a medium size bowl.  Stir in one direction (only) until all the ingredients are evenly mixed and it becomes like a paste like texture.  Cover and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes for the flavour to come out.

2) Scoop a spoon of the fish cake mixture into your hands and roll it into a ball.  Flatten.  You should be able to make about 10 fish cakes.

3) Heat up a non-stick pan to medium heat.  Put the fish cakes in and pan fry for about 3-5 minutes.  Flip over and cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until cooked.  You can lightly press the fish cakes as you cook.

Results:

Discussions:

1) Well I don’t think I’ll go back to T&T for dace fish paste after this… very disappointed at T&T.

2) Definitely will try it with shrimp!  I’m sure I’ll turn out good! hehe!

Reference:

Ho, Christine. Christine’s Recipe  http://www.christinesrecipes.com/2010/05/thai-curry-fish-cakes.html?m=1

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