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Thai Fish Cakes (tod man pla)

A traditional dish that appears as part of many Thai meals.

  • Servings


  • Heat Level

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  • Prep Time

    20 mins

  • Cook Time

    5 mins


  • 180g white fish fillets (like cod, sole or monkfish)
  • 20g sliced green beans
  • 1 tsp Blue Dragon Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 1 coriander root, or 10 stalks
  • salt & pepper, for seasoning
  • 1 tsp Blue Dragon Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 egg
  • 2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Pound the coriander, garlic and salt & pepper until smooth.
  2. In a bowl, mix the garlic &coriander paste with the red curry paste and sugar.
  3. Fold in the fish, kaffir, beans and eggs and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture in equal sized balls and flatten them to a patty type shape.
  5. Deep fry in oil of a medium heat until browned. Test the temperature with a square of bread or a small drop of mixture.
  6. Serve with a Thai dip of your choice.