Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal292
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.83g
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  • 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillet, 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
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 bunch coriander, half chopped, half leaves picked
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the salad

  • 2 carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

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


  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.

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Comments (274)

amymadge's picture

Extremely tasty and healthy burgers that are very simple to make. These will become a regular dish in our house. I also served them with rice & soy sauce!

fiona_25's picture

Got a bit messy making these, but well worth it. Served them with rice and salad. Found it a much more interesting way to enjoy salmon. Boyfriend loved them too. Will be a regular in our house.

Raspberrymoustache's picture

This has become a huge favourite between my partner and I! We have these at least once a week. I add spring onions to the salmon burger and garlic - this makes it extra scrummy!!
We usually serve ours with sweet potato wedges dusted with smoked paprika, cumin and salt and pepper!

lobsterpot1's picture

Vert tasty.

horseyh's picture

Delish recipe, really flavoursome and a nice alternative way to have salmon. I made extra and froze them (prior to cooking), these were just as nice when defrosted and cooked. Served with green beans and brown rice.

angel1278's picture

lovely recipe

JaynieH's picture

These were brilliant. I put a little bit too much paste in as I had less salmon than suggested, which made it slightly soggy but I think had I put a small amount less it would have been perfect. Will definitely be making again! Highly recommended.

Nigglynee's picture

Even better than expected!!!

SoberSeaman's picture

I made this recipe for the second time tonight and really enjoyed it again. We don't have a food mixer so I chopped everything as small as possible and grilled as patties. There were a little wet but just turned down the heat and flipped them over to ensure they were cooked. Can't recommend more!

sallykindle's picture

Coated these with panko breadcrumbs and they cooked beautifully. Must make again!

GiSora's picture

It is nice but nothing mind blowing

stumpys's picture

They were too soggy, i wish id used my brain and added some flour or breadcrumbs
they were also quite heavy so i doubt that i will cook them again though they tasted amazing

freezingspark's picture

Great fishcakes! So easy to make and very tasty. Added a small amount of flour to firm them up a bit and they held together well when frying.

lmb's picture

Really yummy, healthy and super easy to make. Didn't crumble like fishcakes i've tried to make before. Used green thai curry paste instead of red because that's all I had in the fridge, but it worked fine, not too spicy. Lovely with brown rice cooked in stock and a salad!

AnneMarieScully's picture

These burgers were really easy to make and were a nice change from plain old grilled salmon. The texture looks a bit spongy but taste is great!

carolemgd's picture

5/5 - delicious!

I added spring onions, garlic powder, black pepper and lemon juice with sweet chilli dipping sauce to the side. Also used green thai paste as I already had it in the fridge. As others have said, they are rather soggy when you first put them in the pan but they do hold their shape well. One burger would not have been enough for us so we used the above recipe for 2 with salad and wedges. Highly recommend for a tasty and healthy quick dinner!

jeanius's picture

Tasty and easy but the consistency didn't do it for us

zingy's picture

These are so easy to prepare and cook! I used red wine vinegar & brown sugar for the carrot & cucumber marinade. Next time I would add spring onion to the burger, and possibly serve a chilli dressing with it

rosievimes's picture

Really enjoyed these, halved the amount to make for 2, but made 2 smaller salmon burgers each rather than one large one. I found that the ginger did overwhelm slightly, but that can be easily rectified for next time. Simple & tasty.


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