Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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(285 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 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
    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 carrots



    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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27th Oct, 2012
This has become a weekly recipe. I add sweetcorn to the mixture and use rice vinegar for the salad. They hold together well but care has to be taken not to add too much soy sauce. I also dust them with flour before frying them.
14th Oct, 2012
Fantastic taste, healthy and sooo easy to make! I'm sure now I'll make it more often :) AMAZING!
2nd Oct, 2012
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.
2nd Oct, 2012
Made these last night. Really tasty. We had with rice salad and a side salad. So easy & quick too
1st Oct, 2012
I just made these for my tea :) they were lovely!!!! i put in some garlic too... and they take so little time to make :)
18th Sep, 2012
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 .
17th Sep, 2012
absolutely delicious! tried once and now just want to make again and again
13th Sep, 2012
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.
20th Aug, 2012
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.
10th Aug, 2012
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


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