Cilantro-lime fish cakes with sriracha dipping sauce

18 Mar

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I just made these for lunch in under 15 minutes. So good! I love fish, cilantro and sriracha sauce, so this recipe was calling my name. (Plus I had some cooked rice to use it.) My son loved the fish cakes by themselves, but for me the dipping sauce makes them perfect.

2 cups cooked Senegalese broken rice, cooled
1 1/2 cups sardines or leftover fish
1/2 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsps mayonnaise
1 egg
2 Tbsps lime juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
Sriracha dipping sauce (recipe below)

In a large bowl, mix together the rice, fish, onions and cilantro. In a separate bowl, whisk mayo, egg, lime juice and garlic together until smooth. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the rice and fish. Stir to combine.

Tip: Use a stick blender to purée 1/4 to 1/2 of the mixture, then mix it with the rest. This helps it stick together better.

Drop the mixture in a greased, hot skillet by spoonfuls about 1/4 cup each. Pat them out with a spatula to 1/2 inch thick. Add the fish cakes to fill the pan. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

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Sriracha dipping sauce
2 tsps lime juice
2 Tbsps sriracha sauce (or more!)
3/4 cup mayo
1 good handful chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 cup diced onion

Use a blender, food processor or stock blender to create a smooth – or chunky – sauce. Your choice!


6 Responses to “Cilantro-lime fish cakes with sriracha dipping sauce”

  1. cile borders March 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    This sounds great but do you have a recipe for siraracha sauce? I don’t know what it is.

    • Khady March 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      Hi Mom 🙂

      I emailed Dad about the sauce yesterday.

  2. Nicole Paschall March 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Great Recipe! We had grilled Lotte and brown rice last night so this was a perfect dinner for leftovers- everyone in the family loved it- Thanks!

  3. Rachel March 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Sounds yummy, but what is Sriracha sauce?

    • Khady March 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      It’s this amazing hot sauce with great flavor! I got some at Hypermarché for 1700cfa. Love it. So good on… nearly everything. 🙂

      Sent from my iPhone


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