Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes


Today, we are going to turn a can of boring tuna into the most glorious snack with a touch of Thai – Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes.

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How to make Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes


for 2 servings

Main ingredients

  • 1 canned tuna
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  1. Place drained tuna in a mixing bowl.
  2. Flake tuna with fork.
  3. Add yellow onion, green onion, coriander, kaffir lime leaves, red chilli and ginger. Give it a quick mix.
  4. Add all seasonings. Mix well.
  5. Add beaten eggs.
  6. Using hands, squeeze and knead all ingredients until well combined.
  7. Shape up a golf-ball-sized meat. Lightly squeeze to drain some moisture. Roll it on both palms until rounded. Give it some gently taps to flatten it into a nugget.
  8. In a medium heat pan, fry fish nuggets for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until browned.
  9. Serve with your favourite hot sauce. Enjoy!