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 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


  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)

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.

jambosarego's picture

Wasnt expecting much as no potatoes, but these were fantastic, so easy. I can see them becoming a firm fav i. Our house!

paulafletcher's picture

These are tasty, healthy and really simple to make. Love them!

ela_yar's picture

Easy to make and delicious.

sarahkdouglas's picture

Oh my, this was lovely! And so easy. Served it with leaves and Thai-spiced potato salad. Be careful not to overcook the salmon, I reckon 1-2 minutes per side, max.

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

Absolutely delicious and easy to make for a novice chef!

laurahawkhead's picture

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

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

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

very tasty, fresh, easy and healthy. Perfect!

beanie247_99's picture

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

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

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!


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