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)

worrworr's picture

These were a huge hit! My husband and 5 year old loved these.

laurentd121's picture

Wonderful idea, love all the flavors together! My only problem is I used a new blender and within half a second the meat had been pulverised to a smooth paste which didn't hold on together at all when I ut it on the pan but even the crumbles of salmons tasted delicious!

Lovely72's picture

Delicious! Very easy to make, was surprised how easily they stayed together as a burger. Cooked for approx 6-7 mins each side as ours were rather chunky, gave a nice crispy outside. Served with thai rice and stir fry veg but will try salad next time. Highly recommended and will definitely be making again very soon.

joanneruffell's picture

These were delicious. I dusted in a little flour before frying in a couple of tablespoons of oil which gave them a lovely crisp outside.

huxley-radish's picture

So good and easy! I ate them with sweet chilli dip, and used japanese rice which I seasoned with star anise. The boyfriend loves chilli so was literally drooling!

hlnharrison's picture

Delicious and easy. The salad was delicious and goes well with the burgers.

vcrovato's picture

This was delicious.
I have kept the salad in a bowl od water with ice for about 4 hours before adding the vinegard and sugar so that the strips would stay crunchy.
I also marinated the chopped salmon in the soy sauce, ginger and curry paste for 30 mins before tipping the mixture in the blender - I used green curry paste instead of red because I had an open jar, so it wasn't very spicy but I thought for a light lunch that would do just fine. And it did! Boyfriend absolutely loved it and asked me to make it as a starter to our next dinner party.

clindsay's picture

Delicious, easy to make and my daughter who usually hates salmon loved them!

littlemissme's picture

really yummy, quick and easy to make, used green thai curry paste which worked really well. No need to add oil in the pan to fry if using a non stick pan because lots of natural oils from the fish

laurafarrand's picture

was really looking forward to eating these as they looked great but not for me - texture was dry and heavy.

sslade's picture

I have made these fishcakes so many times. I often make them up the night before or in the morning before i go to work so i can just cook them when i get home.
I make a chilli dip with Sweet Chilli dipping sauce and creme fraiche to serve with them, which compliments the fishcakes nicely.
My children love them to and i find that if you buy the basics salmon off cuts from sainsbury's etc, it can be a cheap family meal.

nidkirm's picture

these were gorgeous, full of flavour, healthy, and so easy to make! loved them! you could make them smaller and serve as a starter to a thai meal as well.

underwoodj's picture

These were really tasty. I ws surprised how well the ingredients held together! Will definately make again - but probably make them a bit thinner!!

jmistovski's picture

I did the "try" section recipe alternative - the skewers. they were full of flavours but lacked garlic. Next time will try the salmon burgers

mandymoos's picture

Mine didn't really look as good as shown in the picture but they were very tasty!

fia2411's picture

Delicious! Added some chopped spring onion and fresh chillies to the fishcake mix and served with coriander rice and greens. Definitely will be making this one again!

flossieb79's picture

I have made this receipe twice and it is very tasty indeed. Hubby generally scowls at "healthy" options but he is the biggest fan of these. Pan fried them using hot sesame oil brushed over the pan rather than veg. oil. Served with brown rice and a deluxe veggie stir fry from a posh shop. Silence reigned at the table when 2 fussy teenagers tucked in. Would serve to friends as a super supper dish.

twinkles's picture

Everyone loved these , even my fish hating son !

katieaking's picture

These were soooo good! My boyfriend started complaining about having no meat AGAIN, but he soon shut up. Cant believe they are healthy AND taste delicious! Will definitely make again and again.


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