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Thai Fish Balls With Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise
This is also one of the recipes I made for my Asian night, again this is an excellent recipe and the chili, lime, mayonnaise goes exceptionally well with these little gems. All the recipes I made that night were very easy to prepare and did not take long to make. The biggest time consumer was getting all the veg and herbs chopped ready to make each recipe. I chose to do that all first along with making all the dipping sauces to save myself time. I will admit though I had help this time from my hubby helping to crush garlic and to wash up all my messy dishes as I like to do that as I go along so that saved a lot of time for me. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here.


600g White fish fillets, roughly chopped
2 Red chilies, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons smooth light peanut butter
2 Tablespoons finely chopped coriander
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1 Small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup coriander, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 Tablespoon grated lime rind
1 Teaspoon lime juice
Plain flour, for rolling
Oil, for shallow frying


1. To make Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise: ~ Combine the mayonnaise, coriander, chilli sauce, rind and juice until smooth and chill for serving later.

2. Put the fish, chillies, garlic, peanut spread, coriander and fish sauce in a food processor and process until smooth. Place into a bowl and stir in the chopped red onion then cover and chill for about 5 minutes.

3. When chilled well shape the fish mixture, (this is easier using wet hands), into 30 × 2cm balls and roll lightly in flour.

4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

5. Cook the balls, in 2 batches, for 5-7 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

Serve with the Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Thai Sausage Rolls
I had a party over the weekend and made several dishes I am posting them separately so please keep posted for the other recipes you can see in the photo. They were all excellent and went down a real treat with the guests. I made the three you see on the platter along with some dips, sushi, salad and spring rolls. It was a perfect Asian feast that we all loved. I will be looking forward to making these again soon. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe or see more photos please click here.


500g Ground chicken
125g Philadelphia Cream cheese, softened
1 Cup breadcrumbs
1 Medium carrot, grated
1 Medium red onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 Tablespoon green curry paste
4 Sheets frozen puff pastry
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, for sprinkling
Sweet chili sauce, extra, for serving


1. Combine mince, cream cheese, breadcrumbs, carrot, onion, chilli sauce, and curry paste in a medium bowl and mix well.

2. Cut each pastry sheet in half. Spoon 4 tablespoons of mince mixture along one long edge of each pastry sheet. Brush the opposite edge with egg and fold pastry over to enclose filling. Lightly press edges together to seal. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

3. Trim each end and cut into rolls. Place rolls on greased baking trays.

4. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until mince is cooked and pastry is crisp and golden.

Serve hot with extra sweet chili sauce.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.