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

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



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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)

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

misspiggy78's picture

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

Even better with sweet chilli dipping sauce

lexy231282's picture

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

wjanefr's picture

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!

elisaponsele's picture

Not the hugest fan of these..I found it quite difficult to make them hold together into a burger so had to add quite a lot of breadcrumbs which I feel spoilt the "healthy factor". Nice flavour that grew on me though.

sheppyshepshep's picture

Everybody in the family loved these, even my 3 children who don't normally eat thai.

ginnymatthews1's picture

Delicious - very tasty and a nice change. My husband loved it! Only thing is I couldnt get them to keep their round shape. As soon as I tried to flip them over, they just fell apart.
Still tasted fabulous though. I used green thai paste as I dont like very spicy food, still had a nice kick to it though; very tasty and will try them again.

jackandstuart's picture

Excellent healthy alternative to fish cakes and really easy to make. They have just become a favourite in our house!

devilishdemento's picture

Bland and dry - the flavours were alright, but both me and my boyfriend agreed that we'd never eat this one again. Simple, though.

krista1's picture

Totally delicious and extremely easy to make. Highly recommended. All the family loved this dish even my 9 year old twins.

kerriltucker's picture

These burgers were delicious, great combination of flavours! Agree with others, they are a sloppy consistency like they're going to fall apart as soon as they're in the pan but held their shape well!

cfrickers's picture

Delicious recipe! I added some breadcrumbs.

sudhav's picture

Tried it today and turned out very simple and delicious!


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