Low-Calorie Sweet Chilli Fish Cakes Recipe

sweet chilli fish cakes

These sweet chilli fish cakes make a delicious light lunch or low-calorie dinner idea.

With fresh coriander, zingy lemon, peppery sweet ginger, and fiery sweet chilli sauce, these homemade fish cakes are packed with flavour and they’re also wonderfully filling thanks to the potato and protein-rich tuna they contain.

If you’re looking for a low-calorie side dish to serve these with, try our fresh tomato salsa recipe or our flavour-packed cauliflower tabbouleh salad.

Low-Calorie Sweet Chilli Fish Cakes Recipe



  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 75 g Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 425 g tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 5 g coriander, chopped
  • 40 g dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Wash, peel and dice the potatoes, place them in a medium-sized pan of water, bring to a boil over a high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until soft and cooked through.

  2. Remove the potatoes from the heat, drain, place into a large mixing bowl and mash. Then, pour them into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the grated ginger and lemon zest and the drained tuna into the bowl of potatoes and stir until well-mixed.

  4. Wash and chop the celery and coriander and add to the bowl. Lastly, mix in the sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce and egg.

  5. Mix until well-combined, divide the mixture into four, and with slightly damp hands, shape each portion into four evenly sized patties.

  6. Over a medium heat, add and heat the olive oil in a griddle pan; carefully place the fish cakes into the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  7. Serve with salad leaves, extra sweet chilli sauce and lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 350
Total Fat 13.5g
Saturated Fat 2.8g
Sodium 787.5mg
Total Carbohydrates 25.1g
Dietary Fiber 2.22g
Sugar 8.9g
Protein 30.6g

Allergens: contains fish, egg, celery, wheat.

Try another low-calorie fish recipe with this spiced salmon and raita dish:

Low-Calorie Spiced Salmon & Raita Recipe


Low-Calorie Spiced Salmon & Raita Recipe

A tasty low-calorie recipe idea, featuring salmon, a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

2021-04-19 14:07:05By Health & Nutrition Expert

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