Thai Fish Cakes : Low Carb

Full of intense flavours with green beans for extra texture, these Thai fish cakes make a lovely low carb meal served with a salad.

Ingredients

Serves Four

For the fish cakes

600g/1lb 5oz salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into chunks
1 large free-range egg
2 tsp lemongrass paste
2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 tbsp fish sauce
4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
100g/3½oz green beans, finely sliced
1-calorie sunflower oil spray
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, cut in half, to serve

For the salad
2 carrots (about 200g/7oz), peeled and cut into thin ribbons
200g/7oz cucumber, peeled and cut into thin ribbons
½ red onion, thinly sliced
12 radishes, thinly sliced
large handful of coriander, roughly chopped
60g/2¼oz mixed salad leaves
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Put the salmon into a food processor with the egg, lemongrass paste, curry paste, fish sauce and lime leaves. Season with salt and pepper and blend until the mixture comes together but still has some texture. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the sliced beans. Cover and leave in the fridge until needed.
2. To make the salad, mix together the carrot, cucumber, red onion, radishes, coriander and mixed leaves in a large bowl.
3. Heat a large pan over a medium–high heat. Divide the fish cake mixture into eight equal-sized pieces and shape into patties. Spray a little oil into the pan and add four of the fish cakes, spacing them apart and flattening each one slightly. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set the cooked fish cakes aside on kitchen paper while you cook the remaining fish cakes.
4. Add the rice vinegar and soy sauce to the salad and mix well. Divide between serving plates and add two fish cakes and a lime half to each plate. Serve straight away.

Recipe Tip
To freeze, place the uncooked patties on a tray lined with baking paper and freeze until firm, then pack into a zip-lock bag or container. Defrost fully in the fridge before cooking as per the recipe.

From original idea here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


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Full of intense flavours with green beans for extra texture, these Thai fish cakes make a lovely low carb meal served with a salad.

Ingredients

Serves Four

For the fish cakes

600g/1lb 5oz salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into chunks
1 large free-range egg
2 tsp lemongrass paste
2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 tbsp fish sauce
4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
100g/3½oz green beans, finely sliced
1-calorie sunflower oil spray
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 limes, cut in half, to serve

For the salad
2 carrots (about 200g/7oz), peeled and cut into thin ribbons
200g/7oz cucumber, peeled and cut into thin ribbons
½ red onion, thinly sliced
12 radishes, thinly sliced
large handful of coriander, roughly chopped
60g/2¼oz mixed salad leaves
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Put the salmon into a food processor with the egg, lemongrass paste, curry paste, fish sauce and lime leaves. Season with salt and pepper and blend until the mixture comes together but still has some texture. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the sliced beans. Cover and leave in the fridge until needed.
2. To make the salad, mix together the carrot, cucumber, red onion, radishes, coriander and mixed leaves in a large bowl.
3. Heat a large pan over a medium–high heat. Divide the fish cake mixture into eight equal-sized pieces and shape into patties. Spray a little oil into the pan and add four of the fish cakes, spacing them apart and flattening each one slightly. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set the cooked fish cakes aside on kitchen paper while you cook the remaining fish cakes.
4. Add the rice vinegar and soy sauce to the salad and mix well. Divide between serving plates and add two fish cakes and a lime half to each plate. Serve straight away.

Recipe Tip
To freeze, place the uncooked patties on a tray lined with baking paper and freeze until firm, then pack into a zip-lock bag or container. Defrost fully in the fridge before cooking as per the recipe.

From original idea here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


… and just a reminder to keep checking your spam folder as many bloggers are still finding comments are going incorrectly into spam – read more here

All the best Jan