Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

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(279 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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21st Apr, 2013
O'h my another fab recipe which is really quick to do. I didn't have any red Thai paste so used green instead .....scrumptious!
11th Apr, 2013
Wonderful burgers and very easy - adults and kids loved them
5th Apr, 2013
We cooked these last night, used our hands due to lack of a food processor but they were delicious and really simple and easy for some first time chefs!
3rd Apr, 2013
Delicious light alternative to a meat burger. Served with toasted buns, salad and sweet chilli sauce.
26th Mar, 2013
These were absolutely delicious - I'm not normally a huge salmon fan but I really, really liked them. I was also a little sceptical about not having any sort of sauce/dressing with them, but they were tasty and moist enough on their own. I made them into 8 cakes rather than 4 because I felt like they cooked more evenly and I think they look nicer on the plate that way.
15th Mar, 2013
these are exquisite!
11th Mar, 2013
These are lovely and so easy to make. They take minutes and can be very versatile. I have made them lots of times and have served them with stir fry and sweet chilli sauce, salad and new pots, savoury rice, cous cous, the list goes on. They are so moist and healthy and much quicker alternative to using potatoes.
9th Mar, 2013
Really easy to make and super-tasty. I halved the recipe, as making for 2 people and served with the salad and some rice flavoured with kaffir lime leaves and chilli flakes. I know lots of people have said the full recipe is enough for 2, but I disagree - and we are BIG eaters! Next time, I will add more ginger. They would be great made into tiny burgers, fried and served with dipping sauces for a dinner party starter.
22nd Feb, 2013
Very, very tasty, went down a treat. Different and with that oriental flavour. Made the quantity stated but my husband and I ate the lot in one sitting. Didn't make the salad, but served with couscous.
19th Feb, 2013
Lovely recipe. I've made them quite a few times and they're always a success. The health benefits of eating oily fish are not bad too.


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