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)

linnipops's picture

So simple to make and they taste fantastic. Treid with salmon and tuna. A firm favourite!!

netski15's picture

Delicious, hubby loved them too. Made these the night before and dinner was ready in 10 mins the next day, perfect. Was worried they were going to be too hot with the curry paste but they were not hot at all. The mixture was quite runny but did hold together fine in the pan. Will definitely do these again!

netski15's picture

Delicious, hubby loved them too. Made these the night before and dinner was ready in 10 mins the next day, perfect. Was worried they were going to be too hot with the curry paste but they were not hot at all. The mixture was quite runny but did hold together fine in the fan. Will definitely do these again!

lou_rayment's picture

Really delicious burgers, but didn't hold together when cooking, which was disappointing.

mcquaid's picture

These are yum!!! I was a bit dubious when I got the mixture out of the food processor as didn't think it would form into fishcakes I was not disappointed and they were fine. Had them which thai rice, stir fried veg and thai chilli dipping sauce. Fab!

mlagibbins's picture

I made these last night (but with ground ginger and and green curry paste as that's all that was in the cupboard)... and they were wonderful!
I think they would be really nice if you made them into much smaller 'meatballs' and served with noodles as a miso soup!

mumlig's picture

Perfect! Made these in Sydney and put them on the barbie - everyone wanted more!

casadefreefolk's picture

definately have these again - they are delicious!

mrmatty's picture

Loved them. Although I used panang curry paste. If you too are going to try doing this, halve the amount you add. They were hot, hot, hot!!!

vhazael's picture

We just had these for dinner with a crispy noodle and pak choy salad. Delicious!! I added slightly more soy that the recipe suggested (about an extra teaspoon) and on my fishmonger's recommendation I used trout instead as it was cheaper and she said would give the patties a sweetness.

joanneeland's picture

Really enjoyed this. Served with Thai rice and sweetcorn and peas. Mine didn't look as pretty as the picture, although that maybe becuase I used dark soy sauce as that's all I had in the cupboard. Tasted great though and I was surprised how well they held together.

donnywood's picture

Excellent recipe, quick and easy, very tasty and changed my opinion of the boring salmon fillet!

alfie01's picture

Very easy to do, great for a quick mid week meal - will definitely make again!

kuifke's picture

Very tasteful. It has a oriental taste. So if you want to combine it with vegetables, choose a veggie curry.

vicwiggers's picture

This recipe tasted amazing, have e-mailed to my mum! This time I served with potatoe wedges and it went great. Recommend sweet chilli dipping sauce with these fish cakes.

vrog's picture

Easy, quick, and very very tasty.

valeria_76's picture

I was amazed that something so easy to make can taste so good. Really lovelly recipe, you won't regret trying it.

ellenh's picture

lovely tasty burgers, not so keen on the salad, grated the carrot and cucumber (missing the wet middle), added tomato and green salad and tossed in the dressing - much better for us.

catgarner's picture

Really tasty -- very easy to half the recipe for two. We had it with rice and sweet chilli / low fat creme fraiche dip.

Don't be scared by a wet looking mixture -- it stuck together really well!

devaodoherty's picture

These are AMAZING! I made the mixture the night before and had reservations that it was too moist to bind but they came together and fried really well. I was also afraid that they wouldn't be enough for a main course but they're perfectly filling! Can't wait to make again & try with sweet chilli sauce.


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