The Daring Cooks’ February 2012 challenge was hosted by Audax & Lis and they chose to present Patties for their ease of construction, ingredients and deliciousness! We were given several recipes, and learned the different types of binders and cooking methods to produce our own tasty patties!
A variety of healthy and colourful ingredients
The main intention of this challenge was for us to understand how to form, what binders to use and how to fry a patty to perfection. As we were given free rein on the type of patty to make I went for a recipe that is healthy yet which packs a punch flavour wise. I also wanted to make something simple as work is tiring me out at the moment.
I wish I had more time to experiment but for now Thai Fish Cakes with a Cucumber Ribbon Salad will have to do!
De-seed a cucumber by using a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Toss all ingredients to create a light salad.
I came across this recipe for Thai Fish Cakes a few months ago and have made it a number of times and have always been well received. Served with refreshing cucumber ribbon salad, this makes a perfect entrée or a main meal. The multitude of flavours combined is stunning; fresh and light with a slight heat from the chilli coming through. The cucumber salad is refreshing and adds a really nice touch. Honestly each mouthful is an explosion of flavours!
Top to bottom: Process fish, add wet ingredients, then the dry, finally shape the paste into patties.
These fish cakes are relatively easy to throw together – with the food processor doing most of the work. This recipe doesn’t require the use of any binders nor does it need to be coated. Plus this is a gluten-free recipe!