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Tilapia Cakes with Mango-Coconut Curry Sauce

Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross

 

Hands-on time 40 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 patty, 1/2 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
Boasting big, bold global flavors, these crunchy cakes are a fun alternative to salmon croquettes or crab cakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups light coconut milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 12 ounces tilapia, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced serrano chile
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 345
  • fat 13.5 g
  • satfat 5.3 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 19 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 96 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 503 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/4 cup coconut milk, mango, and next 4 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Combine mango mixture and remaining 1 cup coconut milk in a small saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 10 minutes). Stir in lime juice.

  2. Combine tilapia, 1/3 cup panko, and the next 8 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl; toss gently to combine. Using damp hands, shape mixture into 6 equal balls. Place remaining panko in a shallow dish. Coat balls in panko; gently press each ball into a (3-inch) patty.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve with sauce and rice.

Cook's Notes

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