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Superhealthy salmon burgers

If you're after something a bit lighter than potato-packed fishcakes, try these simple oriental-style burgers

  • Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 292
  • Carbohydrates 7
  • Saturated Fat 4
  • Sugar 6
  • Protein 29
  • Fat 17
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.83

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 292
  • Carbohydrates 7
  • Saturated Fat 4
  • Sugar 6
  • Protein 29
  • Fat 17
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.83

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 bunch coriander, half chopped, half leaves picked
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  • 2 carrots
  • half large or 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar

Tip

Tip
Oily fish makes a heart-healthy alternative to red meat burgers. This recipe would also be delicious with tuna steaks.

Thai salmon skewers
Mix the curry paste, ginger, soy and oil with 1 tsp honey and seasoning. Marinate the salmon chunks in the curry mixture for 10 mins. Cut 1 red pepper and 1 courgette into chunks, then thread onto skewers with the salmon. Griddle for 8 mins, turning, until the salmon is cooked through.

Method

  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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