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Thai Fish Cakes With Kaffir Lime

Cuisine: Thai
Type: Fish
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

5   Dried red chilies - halved and seeded
1   Shallot - finely sliced
2   Garlic cloves - roughly chopped
2   Coriander roots - chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlGalangal - finely chopped
6   Kaffir lime leaves - finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFish sauce
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozThai green beans - sliced very fine
  Vegetable oil for deep frying

Recipe Instructions

In a mortar, pound the chiles, shallot, garlic, coriander roots, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and salt to form a paste.

Place the paste in a mixing bowl and, using fingers, thoroughly blend with the fish. Or blend in a food processor.

Add the fish sauce and the green beans and knead together.

Shape into small flat cakes about 5 cm across and about 1.25 cm thick.

Heat a pan of oil for deep frying to 400F. Deep fry the cakes until golden brown on both sides. The frying time should be between 2 and 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with a relish or dip.

"The Frugal Gourmet on our Immigrant Ancestors" by Jeff Smit


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