Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and rocket salad

Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and rocket salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

Bursting with vibrant flavours of coriander, lime and ginger, these Thai prawn cakes with sweet chilli dipping sauce make a great lunch or light dinner.

For something a bit different, why not try our Portuguese prawn cakes, by Nuno Mendes?

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
229kcals
Fat
2.8g (0.6g saturated)
Protein
23.9g
Carbohydrates
26.2g (8.1g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
5.1g
Calories
229kcals
Fat
2.8g (0.6g saturated)
Protein
23.9g
Carbohydrates
26.2g (8.1g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
5.1g

Ingredients

  • 400g sustainable king prawns, fresh or frozen
  • Large bunch fresh coriander
  • Zest and juice 2 limes
  • 15g fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Rocket to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Put 300g of the prawns in a food processor with half the coriander, the lime zest, ginger, 1 tbsp of the fish sauce, most of the spring onions, the beaten egg and breadcrumbs. Season well, then pulse until the mix comes together. Chop the rest of the prawns quite finely, then stir into the mixture. Shape into 12 patties, put on a plate and chill for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the remaining 3 tbsp fish sauce with the lime juice and sweet chilli sauce, then add the remaining sliced spring onion. Heat 1cm oil in a large frying pan, then fry the prawn cakes for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
  3. Toss the remaining coriander with half the dressing (and, if you like, rocket). Serve the cakes and the leaves with the remaining dressing for dipping.

delicious. tips

  1. To thaw frozen prawns quickly, put them in a bowl of freshly boiled water for 5 minutes, drain, rinse and use immediately.

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