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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sophmack's picture

Wasn't sure this was going to work, mixture seemed very wet! Very tasty though, served with ribbon rice noodles & veg.

georgiacurtis's picture
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Absolutely delicious and easy to make for a novice chef!

laurahawkhead's picture
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Made these last night for the first time and they were fantastic. The salmon remained beautifully soft and the flavours were lovely. We added lime juice over the top when serving. To accompany we made the BBCs 'Mango, rocket and red onion salad' but substituted the mint for coriander. Great combination. Will definitely be making again!

dorothyd's picture
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Did not like these at all. Salmon taste was totally overpowered by taste of curry and ginger. Far too oily also. Will not be giving this recipe a second chance.

spooncat's picture
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These were amazingly easy to make and they fried well , keeping their shape. So quick and tasty, will def make again, we had them with chips though so not so healthy:-)

totallyabi99's picture

I used Harissa paste which worked really well. I didnt have any curry paste and didn't want to buy a whole tin. Any curry style paste works.
To make a simple paste which works nicely mix tomato purée/sauce with indian spices, chilli, salt, pepper and herbs.
Hope this helps!

mrandmrsbrown's picture
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very tasty, fresh, easy and healthy. Perfect!

beanie247_99's picture
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Great burgers - added chilli to them as well and really tasty! Put lime in salad and rice vinegar and still good. Will definitely make again!

lisagoodfood's picture
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These were amazing, the best recipe I have found in a while, I love GF website. Served it for a dinner party starter... and should have made more! Used green paste as I prefer this to red. When asked for the recipe I was quite reluctant to give it, as it is so simple and quick and my cover of being a good cook would be blown!

alicewrigley's picture
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These have a really good texture and held together well. I added spring onions as per previous suggestions and served with brown rice and broccoli - lovely!

jarvster2000's picture
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These were fantastic! I had high hopes having read the reviews and I was ultimately satisfied. I scaled it up as I had an extra fillet. Very quick to make, only used a teardrop of oil (wasn't really needed), held together well and plenty of flavour. I added 2 spare spring onions. My joint favourite recipe from this site :)

ceastwood's picture
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Delicious

terrie69's picture
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oh my god this recipe was fab salad and cakes go so well together, i just served with plain basmati rice, just perfect.

karenbeal's picture
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Loved this recipe! Normally my four year old won't east fish but he wiped his plate clean! Served them with potato wedges and salad for a light dinner -went down well.

cebryder's picture
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These were really good. i was worried that when it came to the frying and turning over part they would crumble like some other recipes, but they stayed together brilliantly. husband, not a fish lover, even liked them. we will have them again, not least but i can just throw the ingredients into the food processor and it does all the work!!!

deejo_uk's picture
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OMG, these were Amazing. I cant believe how easy they were to make too. I made them this afternoon and kept them in the fridge to develop the flavours.
My husband doesnt like cucumber so I made warm carrot and couregette slices and sauteed them in a little butter.
They are so easy to make so could be made in bulk and used for a summer BBQ.

samhead85's picture
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Tasty! Very quick and easy to make.

maacka's picture
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I didn't have any curry paste, so made without - just salmon, soya sauce and ginger - and they were fantastic!
Also grilled them instead of frying them in oil - so mega healthy!

Served them with rice and fresh beetroot salad.

Will be definitely making this again...

ajctracey's picture
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Excellent. Didn't bother with the salad, though; served with rice and peas.

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