thai mixed seafood cake

Steamed Thai Curry Seafood Cakes (Hor Mok)

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Why stick to ordinary Thai fishcakes when you can make mixed seafood cakes?? This is a delicious and interesting recipe that is a great way to liven up seafood. Can be mild or super spicy depending on your tastes, and eaten as a main meal or a snack.

Traditionally this dish is served in banana leaf, however we have used small dishes due to the difficulty go sourcing banana leafs in many western countries. The final taste is a subtle mix of savoury, cream, spice and fish. We have made this recipe very mild, however if you want more kick, simply increase the curry paste from 1 tbsp to 2 tbsp. This will also give the dish more of a red colour like ordinary fishcakes, however we wanted to make a mild version as we like to mix things up here at!!

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Step 1: Add the eggs, sugar, fish sauce, red curry paste and rice flour to a mixing bowl, and beat thoroughly.

beating the eggs

Step 2: Layer the seafood on the base of 2 small baking dishes (each one will produce 1 seafood cake) and pour on the mixture we made earlier until the dish is nearly full. (see video)

layering the seafood cakes

Step 3: Sprinkle the chopped lime leaves onto the top

adding lime leaves to the seafood cakes

Step 4: Cover the dishes with foil and place them in a steamer for 15 minutes

steaming the seafood cake

Step 5: After the seafood cakes have been steamed for 15 minutes, carefull peal off the foil and spoon on the 4 tbsp of coconut milk to the top of the seafood cakes (2 tbsp for each seafood cake) Place the seafood cakes back in the steamer for a final 3 minutes

Adding coconut milk to the seafood cake

Step 6: Remove the seafood cakes from the steamer and serve. They go well with jasmine rice and can be garnished with chilli if you want extra spice.

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Whilst I do enjoy traditional Thai fish cakes, the addition of prawns and crab meat to this recipe really made the final meal so much tastier. Give it a try and see if you agree, feel free to mix up the types of seafood you use. What is your favourite seafood? Let us know in the comments below!

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