Thai Fish and Cilantro Balls

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25Ingredients
230Calories
37Minutes

Ingredients

  • fish balls (Cilantro)
  • 12 1/2 ounces white fish fillets (boneless, chopped)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 red chili (small, seeded)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • oil (for deep-frying)
  • dipping sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 red chilli (small, seeded, chopped)
  • cucumber salad
  • 2 cucumbers (Lebanese, small, cut into ribbons)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 3 scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • peanuts (Roasted crushed, to serve)

Directions

  1. To make the fish balls, process fish, egg, basil, cilantro, sugar, sauce, chili, garlic and turmeric in a food processor, until a paste forms. Chill for 15 mins.
  2. To make dipping sauce, mix sugar and 1/3 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves. Blend in white vinegar, fish sauce, garlic and red chili.
  3. Using oiled fingers, roll fish mixture into 1 inch balls. Heat oil until a small amount of mixture sizzles as soon as it is added. Fry fish balls in batches for 2-3 mins, turning, until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
  4. To make the salad, combine cucumber, cilantro and scallion. Whisk together lime juice, sugar and fish sauce. Drizzle over salad.
  5. Serve salad and fish balls together. Sprinkle with nuts and accompany with dipping sauce.
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NutritionView more

230Calories
Sodium33%DV780mg
Fat15%DV10g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs7%DV20g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories230Calories from Fat90
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat10g15%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol70mg23%
Sodium780mg33%
Potassium450mg13%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat90
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate20g7%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars17g34%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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