Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Thai fish cakes recipe for the Sainsbury's Love Your Freezer campaign
Thai Fish cakes with fish from the freezer ...
It's surprising what you can make with ingredients from your freezer, isn't it? Sainsbury's have launched a Love Your Freezer hub to encourage people to get the most of their freezer and help them to make quick and delicious food.
It's inspired me to make these tasty Thai fish cakes using frozen Basa fillets by Sainsbury's from their Basics range (400g for £2.05). Most white fish fillets will work but these are a great choice as the resulting texture is firm and springy, which is ideal for Thai or Chinese style fish cakes.
The best way to defrost fish is to leave it in the fridge overnight. For best results when frying, you'll also need to pat dry the thawed fish with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.
If you can't find kaffir lime leaves, try adding alternative ingredients like finely chopped coriander or red bell pepper instead.