Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

If you're after something a bit lighter than potato-packed fishcakes, try these simple oriental-style burgers

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets, about 550g/1lb 4oz in total, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 bunch coriander, half chopped, half leaves picked
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve

For the salad

  • 2 carrots
  • half large or 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar

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  1. Tip the salmon into a food processor with the paste, ginger, soy and chopped coriander. Pulse until roughly minced. Tip out the mix and shape into 4 burgers. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the burgers for 4-5 mins on each side, turning until crisp and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, use a swivel peeler to peel strips of carrot and cucumber into a bowl. Toss with the vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved, then toss through the coriander leaves. Divide the salad between 4 plates. Serve with the burgers and rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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Very easy and quick to make. Absolutely delicious!

kaseymitsuri's picture
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Very delicious!! :) Made it for me and my flatmate, and we both liked it very much. Thanks!

shirls2013's picture
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Really delicious - made them for dinner and think that was a perfect blend of flavours.

Hazel's Recipes's picture

Looked how can I say more Rustic than in the picture but tasted lush .....

debravation1's picture

wow - so quick and easy to make not to forget DELICIOUS...even my 2year old enjoyed them. served in a bun like a burger as suggested with some oven chips and salad.

Caroline M's picture
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Delicious - wish I'd made more - kids love them

collectbread's picture
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Seriously yummy!

snack_shack's picture

Made these tonight for the kids and wish I'd made one for me. I agree with everyone else about not to worry of the consistency seems a little wet, and like others I didn't use any oil and it was fine. Served in a wholemeal bun with wedges and a mini salad. Went down a treat. Will definitely be making them again (and including on the quantities!)

aebalfour's picture

We especially like the skewer version of this recipe. I put the marinaded salmon on the skewer alone and cook in a hot oven for 10mins. I make a spicy sauce with the leftover marinade by frying it up then adding some half fat creme fraiche or yogurt and heating gently. I either roast the veggies separately of add red pepper to the salad. This is the only way I can get my 6 year-old to eat a whole salmon fillet!

doddy's picture

Really easy to make and very tasty. I added sring onions as suggested and baked in the oven. Served on top of rocket with a drizzle of sweet chilli along with jacket potato and green beans. Perfect dinner, will definitely be making again soon.

jamesgoldney's picture
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Slightly disappointed with these. Substituted tinned salmon instead (as per Nigel Slater and Delia's suggestions) and added prawns. Couldn't really taste the thai paste, soy sauce or ginger because the fishcakes were really quite salty. Additionally, the fish cakes fell apart a little as they cooked.

The salad was really good nonetheless and I served them with some homemade oven chips and a big dollop of mayonnaise. All in all, turned out okay.

shannon75's picture

Not a true rating of the recipe as you didn't follow the recipe (a general bug bear of mine on recipe websites!). Tinned salmon will give a different burger to fresh salmon, which is why it tasted different and didn't hold together so well.

r-oconnor's picture

I was skeptical of these before I put them on the pan as the consistency of the raw burgers was sloppy and not what I had expected at all. Needless to say my instinct was completely wrong and these burgers turned out absolutely unreal! Soooo tasty and moist, dare I say better than traditional beef burgers! Think I've found my new favourite way to eat salmon AND burgers!

corinnem's picture

These burgers are really scrummy and super-quick to make. I added chopped spring onions and a pinch of chilli, just to give them a bit of zing. I didn't think they'd hold together but they did. The secret is not to overcook them so that they stay succulent and tender.

daisypher00's picture

When I started making these burgers I wasn't quite sure how they were going to turn out, I felt as if something was missing. However, I proceeded as instructed and was highly delighted with the result. They were very 'meaty' and moist. I served them with Rocket, cucumber, a big dollop of natural yogurt and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Deeelicious!

marinaveiga87's picture

EASY and delicious. As in previous comments the mixture was very wet but it worked and only 1 out of 6 kind of fell apart. Added some spring onions, a red chilli and some garlic paste.... delish. Definitely one to try again.

abudhabikatie's picture

These were absolutely delicious! Will definitely be a regular on our menu. Yum!

nataliebailey88's picture
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The mixture was quite wet even when cooked but tasted lovely!

kittenta's picture

A delicious recipe that really is easy to make. This is one to keep.