Maluku Fish Cakes with Spiced Prawns

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Maluku is the Indonesian name for the group of islands known in English as the Moluccas. There these fish cakes are traditionally made with mackerel and cooked until quite rubbery in texture, but here they are lightly cooked and more delicately spiced. My twist is to suggest that you serve them with spiced tiger prawns, the combination making a very appetizing starter.

The best way to cook these fish cakes is in a deep-fryer as, if this is done well and quickly in oil that is good a