Fish and seafood

Thai fish cakes

Thai fish cakes

Green curry paste gives tuna a whole new dimension in this dynamic recipe. Serve alongside a salad, with stir-fried vegetables, or as a starter for an Asian-inspired meal.

Recipe: Thai fish cakes

Prep and cooking time: 35 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 x 400g tin tuna, well drained
  • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 2 limes, one zested and one cut into wedges
  • 1 large handful fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 60ml coconut cream
  • 2-3 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp coconut or extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the tuna, curry paste, lime zest, and coriander. Add the egg and coconut cream. Mix to combine.
  2. Depending on how wet the mixture is, add 2-3 tbsp of cornflour. You’re aiming to be able to make balls of the mixture without too much liquid drawing from them.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 balls. Line a large plate
    with baking paper and roll the balls into tight patties approximately 1-2cm thick. If you have time, chill for 20mins.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan, over medium heat. Fry 6 of the patties for 2-3mins each side, or until golden brown. Adjust the temperature so they cook evenly.
  5. Serve together with a salad, or separately with the lime wedges and a sprinkle of coriander.

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shirley hartman
25 September, 2021

I made these fish cakes for lunch and they turned out perfectly and so delicious. Both my husband and I loved them. I’ll definitely be cooking them again. Also just an aside I couldn’t get fresh coriander so replaced it with the frozen blocks of chopped coriander and didn’t seem to make any difference, they were so tasty.

5 October, 2021

Hi Shirley,

So pleased you’ve enjoyed this recipe 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

Sinead Hunter
20 March, 2021

I don’t like oily fish like Tuna, mackeral, sardines can I use salmon or cod instead for this recipe?

18 March, 2020

The ingredient list for the fish cakes includes a tin of chopped tomatoes which is not needed?