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 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

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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.

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Comments (268)

julieguest's picture

were ok but won't be making again

lisabutcher35's picture

Super tasty. I make a batch of these and freeze them individually wrapped in clingfilm for quick midweek meals.

aslibenson's picture

I tried this tonight, my boys age 5 and 3 couldn't have enough the burgers. I also put some spring onions into the burger which tasted delicious. I also included frozen peas into the rice. This will be on my favourite list for a long long time, thank you for sharing xxx

fingebes's picture

Planning to make these today and want to freeze a batch. Does anyone know whether it's best to freeze the burgers raw or freeze them cooked? Hopefully someone can advise me here....

jessi2809's picture

Amazing, I put some more fresh chilli in for more heat

fatjasper's picture

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

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

Surprisingly tasty!

feona78's picture

Really lovely. You can make them bite size for a starter or canape.

tomlin121's picture

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

Wonderful burgers and very easy - adults and kids loved them

chocolate5678's picture

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

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

these are exquisite!

abbyrees's picture

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

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

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

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

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


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