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)

kkulma's picture

Fantastic taste, healthy and sooo easy to make! I'm sure now I'll make it more often :) AMAZING!

darrenharris7's picture

Just rustled these up for dinner. Great flavours. Found they didn't hold to well but when placed in the frying pan they bound together. Served with fennel and cucumber salad (also on and rice.

christmasbinns's picture

Made these last night. Really tasty. We had with rice salad and a side salad. So easy & quick too

mushiepeas's picture

I just made these for my tea :) they were lovely!!!! i put in some garlic too... and they take so little time to make :)

jobyhall's picture

Fish cakes had lovely Thai flavour. I added a couple of potatoes to mine to make them go further. Salad was beautiful, I did my dressing with sushi vinegar and a little cold water. Delicious .

avaneetvelt's picture

absolutely delicious! tried once and now just want to make again and again

rosiehatton's picture

Just tried these for the first time as part of my 5:2 Intermittent Fasting diet and they are definitely a winner. I made the meal including the salad to be 336 calories. As other people have said, as well as being really tasty, these hold together really well in the pan. I chose to make 2 thin cakes per person as I wanted them more crunchy.

lebetts's picture

These burgers are very easy to make and full of flavour - they are much lighter than a heavy fish cake. We loved the fresh Thai flavours. I didn't make the salad but instead served with roasted sweet potato, steamed veg and sweet chilli sauce.

shanfood's picture

Very yummy. Grilling them is definitely better if you are willing to be patient ( in my opinion) also added some spring onion and chillies to the mix for extra flavour. Served with homemade tzatziki. Winner

anamaia's picture

This is a delicious recipe! But I did some changes: didn't have red curry paste, used the green one instead. I think that gives it a more sweet flavor, and only used half of the amount.
Also I made two burgers per each amount of salmon, so easily doubles with same amount of ingredients if you want to serve smaller portions.

gillypay's picture

Have always failed at fishcakes in the past but these are delish and easy. Use a pastry ring to fill and you will have perfect cakes. The entire recipe is clean, filling, healthy and yummy. Have made twice this week !

verone1's picture

this recipe is really delicious,the salad is very tastey,idid savoury rissoto rice with wild mushrooms and garlic,really yummy

richkw's picture

An excellent recipe spoiled only by being only able to get Tesco's own Red curry Paste, which doesn't come close to the real McCoy. It was still very good, but a bit of a let down. Lessons will be learnt!

cedes_c's picture

Cooked this for a picnic with my boyfriend, and we loved them! Was a bit iffy about using the curry paste and so substituted it with tomato paste, and it feels like we missed out =( Will definitely muster up the courage to try it next time!

shadowmoses7's picture

One of the most amazing dishes I have ever prepared. Also highly recommendable when starting of a relaxing evening à deux.

Goes beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc.

I usually leave out the rice and serve thin and crispy burgers on the salad and decorate with a little crema di balsamico and some left over unpicked coriander. Impresses, is healthy and tastes fabulous.

My wife asks me to make this at least once a week!! :)

mieke-howell's picture

Myself and my hubby decided we wanted to start a healthier approach to eating and this was the first meal I prepared after our 'Healthy shopping trip' to the supermarket, we absolutely loved them, we did our own salad mixed with spring onions, peppers and cherry tomatoes also drizzled some balsamic vinegar over it instead of my usual Mayo!!!! Scrummy!!!!

helenprout's picture

Judy Ann - courgettes are called zucchini in the US I believe.

allielovetocook's picture

Yum .. stuck to the recipe and these were delicious with Salmon, can't wait to try them with Tuna as well. My hubby and I were so impressed with these we've said that we'd have them on a regular basis. The little salad is also lovely, but rather than rice I did some egg noodles in a sweet chilli sauce (which was a bit naughty but went REALLY well with it all!!).

maxpam6011's picture

The Thai salmon skewers sound great and I will be making the salmon burgers tomorrow; however, what are courgettes? I'm from Central Pennsylvania USA and I never heard of this. Thank you

salpal's picture

Tasty stuff. Served with the salad and it went down a treat. Accidentally added double the amount soy sauce but it didn't seem to matter. Looking forward to having these again.


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