fish cake on plate with lemon and salad

With a Finger Lime Dipping Sauce

Written by Natasha Zervaas

This dish is inspired by Jules Mckie’s recipe for Thai fish cakes but I’m adding an Australian twist with a delicious dipping sauce utilising our native fruit and using omega 3 rich Salmon in place of white fish.

This is a simple enough recipe that everyone can make with little cooking experience. If you prefer to use different fish varieties, well the choice is yours depending upon your budget.

It is good to see Australian bush tucket ingredients being utilised in more recipes, such as this for Thai Fish Cakes. As they are tasty and readable available here in Australia.

Thai Fish Cakes with a Finger Lime Dipping Sauce

Written by - Natasha Zervaas
Simple and easy fish cake recipe that the family will love.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Non Specific
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


  • food processor
  • Frypan


Fish Cakes

  • 500 grams of Australian free range Salmon - coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 60 grams green Beans - finely chopped
  • 1 Lime - Juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free Tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 Egg - lightly beaten
  • 3 Spring onions - trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil - for frying

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened Coconut yoghurt
  • 1 red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Lime - Juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 Finger Lime - Juice and pulp


Fish Cake

  • Place the Salmon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add the Coriander, Lime juice and zest, Egg, Fish and Tamari sauces, and process until combined.
  • Transfer the Salmon mixture to a large bowl. Add the Sea salt, Spring onions and Beans and stir until well combined.
  • Place a large frying pan over medium heat and melt the Coconut oil. Divide the mixture up into eight equal portions and shape into patties.
  • Fry the patties in two batches (four patties at a time so you don’t overcrowd the pan), fry for 4 minutes on each side or until lightly golden and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining patties.

Dipping Sauce

  • Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix well.
  • Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Serve the Thai Fish Cakes with a green salad, the Finger Lime dipping sauce and extra Lime wedges.


Make the Finger Lime dipping sauce a couple of days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator to let the flavours infuse.
Keyword bush tucker food, Seafood recipe
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