Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

kcalories
292
protein
29g
carbs
7g
fat
17g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
6g
salt
0.83g

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

  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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fatjasper's picture
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Wow, these are amazing! I'm glad I read the review telling me not to panic about how wet they are as I was a bit worried but they cooked perfectly and it is correct that you don't need to add any oil to you non-stick pan to fry them because of the fat which comes out of the fish. Very very easy to do and really tasty. Didn't make the salad but served with stir fried green pepper, courgette and carrot mixed with a good dollop of sweet chilli sauce. I suspect this recipe would work very well with white fish too for an even healthier dish. Definitely going onto the list of favourite quick healthy meals.

mindymoo62's picture
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Hot! But lovely :-) i did not bother with grating the ginger. I wizzed it around first then threw the remaining ingredients in and blitzed. So easy and quick. We found the flavour from the Thai paste quite hot, so I would add less next time. The texture was also quite wet,but squashed together well and was very easy to fry. Would be lovely made small as a starter. Will definitely make again soon. Fab!

louandboo's picture
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Surprisingly tasty!

feona78's picture
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Really lovely. You can make them bite size for a starter or canape.

tomlin121's picture
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O'h my another fab recipe which is really quick to do. I didn't have any red Thai paste so used green instead .....scrumptious!

kt66's picture
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Wonderful burgers and very easy - adults and kids loved them

chocolate5678's picture
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We cooked these last night, used our hands due to lack of a food processor but they were delicious and really simple and easy for some first time chefs!

janetcroft27's picture
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Delicious light alternative to a meat burger. Served with toasted buns, salad and sweet chilli sauce.

az_butterfield's picture

These were absolutely delicious - I'm not normally a huge salmon fan but I really, really liked them. I was also a little sceptical about not having any sort of sauce/dressing with them, but they were tasty and moist enough on their own.

I made them into 8 cakes rather than 4 because I felt like they cooked more evenly and I think they look nicer on the plate that way.

gloriaort's picture
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these are exquisite!

abbyrees's picture
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These are lovely and so easy to make. They take minutes and can be very versatile. I have made them lots of times and have served them with stir fry and sweet chilli sauce, salad and new pots, savoury rice, cous cous, the list goes on. They are so moist and healthy and much quicker alternative to using potatoes.

mrsroe's picture
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Really easy to make and super-tasty. I halved the recipe, as making for 2 people and served with the salad and some rice flavoured with kaffir lime leaves and chilli flakes. I know lots of people have said the full recipe is enough for 2, but I disagree - and we are BIG eaters! Next time, I will add more ginger.

They would be great made into tiny burgers, fried and served with dipping sauces for a dinner party starter.

dorothyd's picture
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Very, very tasty, went down a treat. Different and with that oriental flavour. Made the quantity stated but my husband and I ate the lot in one sitting. Didn't make the salad, but served with couscous.

winsome77uk's picture
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Lovely recipe. I've made them quite a few times and they're always a success. The health benefits of eating oily fish are not bad too.

janfoweraker's picture
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Made these tonight for my daughter and two grandsons age 7 and 5. A great hit and they loved the salad and Thai rice I served with them. I also use a dipping sauce. Fabulous

misspiggy78's picture
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Was suprised to find my husband and young daughter had cleared their plate, was really quiet nice, i would maybe flatten them a little next time so their a little crispier, i served the fishcakes with veetee thai lime and herb rice and sainsburys finest rainbow salad and sweet chilli dipping sauce.

doodlleus's picture
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Even better with sweet chilli dipping sauce

lexy231282's picture
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So simple and really quick, both me and my husband absolutely loved this recipe, will make again for sure!

wjanefr's picture
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Very easy to make, holds together well and fries up nicely. I only used a spray of oil so they were extremely healthy. I only had madras paste so I can't say if the actual recipe is better, but they were full of flavour. I can't wait to get some Thai paste in!

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