Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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(257 ratings)

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


  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)

nhogarth's picture

I really liked how meaty these were but found them a bit dry and i couldnt really taste the ginger. Next time I think I will add more ginger and soy sauce and try them with a sweet chilli sauce.

lolaypop's picture

I thought the cooked product was too dry and very heavy. On the other hand, the uncooked salmon combination was delicious and I will repeat that and serve as a form of tartare!

eleanormayo's picture

Was surprised how wet these were, especially after all the other comments of how well they held together, plus I put them in the fridge for a couple of hours before cooking & they did not stay together terribly well. That being said, loved the flavours with the salad and sweet chilli sauce, will be probably try again and add some breadcrumbs.

alisonpg's picture

Love these fishcakes - very, very tasty and easy to do. The size/thickness was perfect for us. Would also go well with thai style rice or stir-fry veg.

lolipig's picture

really tasty! made them thinner for crispy effect

fidorka's picture

I made mistake in adding oil to the pan, i should not have, the salmom relased so much oil.
The burgers were delicious, we only had them with green salad a tomatoes but would try with either noodles or rice next time! 5 stars...

catlady83's picture

I made this for my family today and we absoultly loved them! I would not change one thing! I would recomend them to any one who likes fish. We made a lovely rice salad to go with it. We could not belive how packed with flavour they are considering they are so easy! Will definitely be having them again SOON!

mestsank's picture

Just made these and they were the first fish cakes that didn't fall apart while cooking and ruin my dinner! Lovely flavour and a perfect way to get someone who doesn't like salmon to eat it (my boyfriend liked them as much as me)! I made them into smaller cakes rather than burgers and served with sweet chilli sauce and spicy vegetable egg fried rice - yum!

dimessage's picture

Dead easy, very quick and tasty. They held together in the pan no problem and having made them once you can easily see how you could add various other ingredients to suit yourself. Will try grilling / baking next time to see if it works as well. Would go well with noodles and japanese pickles.

daisycat1's picture

Cooked this tonight. Best fish-cakes I have ever tasted - even though I do say so myself!

priyabsinha's picture

Loved them! Adding a little red chilli and lime juice gave it quite a kick. Served with pak choi and stir fry vegetables. Yummy!

emilyshort's picture

Loved these - easy, and tasty low fat meal, salad was great too. The burgers froze well before cooking too, and came out great!

trickywagon's picture

Turned out really well :) !

nancysadler88's picture

This was delicious. I added spring onions to the salad and a chilli to the burgers. I had it with rice and soy sauce.

geek-mcg's picture

what a tasty dinner! great flavours and extremely simple! also great in mini form for a dinner party canapes!

forestnuter's picture

Really tasty. Would highly recommend this reciped

domlassco's picture

Absolutely delish, me and the other half had a fight over the last one!

mrsi2b's picture

Really easy and very tasty. I'm on a diet and these were low fat and filling. I used a hand blender instead of a food processor and they turned out fine. I also used a non-stick pan with a spray of oil and they went a lovely colour.

I served with the ribbon salad - also fantastic and (a diet version of) egg fried rice.

Think this will become a favourite

staceyb85's picture

This recipe was 5 stars for me, the taste was wonderful, served it with a normal salad and some savoury rice. Unfortunately my boyfriend didn't think it was enough of a meal for him so I think I'll only have them in my lunchbox with a salad from now on. Gotta find him a recipe that has some form of potato and bread crumbs!!

jacquil's picture

Very nice!

I served the fish cakes with potato wedges and the salad. I was a bit dubious about the salad, but as everyone had raved about it, thought I'd give it a go. It's pretty good! Nice fresh flavours and the vinegar isn't at all as overpowering as I'd feared.

I'd make these again for sure.


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