This is a thermomix adaptation of Luke Nguyen’s recipe from The Food of Vietnam.

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1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 skinless white fish fillets

salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

1 clove garlic, peeled

5 spring onions, white part only, reserve green and slice thinly to serve

3 tablespoons sesame oil for cooking

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Nuoc mam dipping sauce

Sliced chillis

Cucumber, seeded and julienned

Fried shallots


Place fish sauce, salt and pepper, sesame oil, garlic, whites of spring onions in thermomix and blend on speed 7 for 2 – 3 minutes, scraping sides down several times until mixture is a thick, smooth paste.

Rub hands in oil and form mixture into dessert spoon sized balls.

Heat sesame oil in fry pan and place in pan cooking for 2 minutes per side until golden and cooked through.

Place all serving ingredients on separate plates to serve.  DSC06748