Another fish dish – perfect for Lent 🙂

I’ve done many things with salmon – I simply pan-fried it, marinated it in teriyaki sauce, made salmon chowder, made salmon pies; this time is much more fun – Salmon burger 🙂

The salmon patties are tasty and easy to make. From 1 kg fresh salmon, I made 8 big patties (about 8-cm diameter, 1.5-cm thick). I pan-fried them all and kept the leftovers in the freezer (after they are cool), for next time I want a quick healthy meal. I always love the part when you can make + freeze – it’s handy for the one of those days when you don’t have time to cook or when you are tired. Allow 1 day for the frozen patties to thaw in the fridge, or just simply defrost using a microwave.

You can build your own version of the burger – the mango salsa in the original recipe would be cool 🙂 Here I simply added mayo, tomato sauce and extra fresh coriander. They are yummy and healthy 🙂

Salmon burger

(from the recipe by Jasmin Baron, published in ‘Marx Food’ blog)

(makes 8 patties/ burgers)

  • 1 kg salmon fillet, skin removed and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 8 bread rolls (about 8-cm diameter)
  • butter or mayo and tomato sauce, if desired

Step 1. Using a food processor, pulse salmon until coarsely ground. Add egg and pulse until well mixed. Transfer salmon mixture to a bowl. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, spring onion, sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper and chili flakes and mix together thoroughly. Shape salmon mixture into 8 big patties (about 8-cm diameter, 1.5-cm thick) and refrigerate, covered, for at least half an hour.

Step 2. In a non-stick pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry salmon patties until lightly browned on one side, about 2-3 minutes. Flip patties over and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 2 minutes.

Step 3. Toast rolls if desired and spread with butter or mayo. Place one patty on each roll, add tomato sauce if desired, and top with extra coriander leaves.