Asian Salmon Burgers

Salmon fillets, lime and a mix of Asian spices combine to make these delicious (and healthy) salmon burgers – the perfect twist on a traditional Friday fish dinner.


  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 20g unsalted cashews, finely chopped
  • 4cm piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 buns, to serve


  1. Grab a food processor and pop the salmon into the bowl, then blitz to create a coarse mixture. Transfer to bowl and leave to one side. In a separate bowl, combine the lime zest, chilli, cashews, ginger, tamarind paste, fish sauce and coriander, and mix well. Tip this into the bowl containing the salmon, along with the breadcrumbs.
  2. Using your hands, combing all the ingredients together and then divide into 4 equally sized balls. Now shape into patties, gently flattening down with your hands.
  3. Tip the flour onto a plate, and coat each salmon patty with the flour, then set to one side.
  4. Take a large frying pan and heat the sunflower oil, then carefully add the burgers to the pan. Fry on each side for 5-7 minutes, until the burgers are golden brown.
  5. Lightly toast the buns, then spread with mayonnaise and top with the burgers and any accompanying salad you like.

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