Thai Style Fish Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce

By Dee Miller, canfitpro PRO TRAINER

8 servings


1 lb (450 g) shrimp, large, shelled, de-veined
¼ cup (75 mL) green onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup (75 mL) red pepper, diced fine
¼ cup (75 mL) oats, ground fine
¼ cup (75 mL) coconut, flaked, unsweetened
2 tbsp (30 mL) egg whites
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime zest
2 tsp (10 mL) horseradish
1 tsp (5 mL) garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) fish sauce
½ tsp (2.5 mL) Sea salt
½ tsp (2.5 mL) pepper

Sweet Chili Sauce

1 cup (250 mL) honey
1/2 cup (125 mL) water + 2 tbsp (30 mL)
¼ cup (75 mL) rice vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) Kuzu (or cornstarch)
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) fish sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) red pepper flakes (more if desired)

Thai Style Fish Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce
Thai Style Fish Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce


  1. Cut the shrimp into small chunks and set ½ aside.
  2. Place ½ the chopped shrimp into a blender and pulse until the shrimp in finely minced.
  3. In a large bowl mix the green onion, red pepper, lime zest, horseradish and garlic. Add in all the shrimp, fish sauce, egg whites, salt and pepper.  Fold together gently.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the oats and coconut and add to shrimp mixture. Fold together gently until the mixture holds it shape if you form a ball (add more oats if needed).
  5. Chill mixture for 30 minutes or until it stiffens.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan add honey, ½ cup of water, rice vinegar, lime juice, garlic, fish sauce and red pepper flakes. Continually whisking, bring the mixture to a boil for one minute over medium high heat.
  7. In a small bowl mix the Kuzu and 2 tbsp of water together.
  8. Lower the heat and add the Kuzu mixture into the sauce mixture. Bring back to a boil, stirring until thickened.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  9. When chilled, form the shrimp mixture into small patties.
  10. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Place the patties into the skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  11. Remove from heat and serve with Sweet Chili Sauce.

canfitpro PRO TRAINER (PTS, FIS, HWL, FMA and CPR) Dee Miller is a sought-after speaker and educator regularly presenting at canfitpro conferences, as well as a being a continuing education provider for canfitpro. Dee has written two Healthy Eating Cookbooks, with her third coming out this summer.  Connect with Dee through her website, FB@Dee Miller and Instagram protrainerdee.

Dee also holds certifications with ACE, RYT 200, TRX R4, FM