Feel like a healthy burger? It’s Friday so I thought I’d post a quick and easy salmon burger. Salmon is loaded with protein and with omega 3 fats, great for protecting against cardiovascular disease, for joint protection and also for improving mood and cognition. So why not have a “feel good” Friday..
- 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets -cut into chunks
- 2 tbsp thai red curry paste
- Small piece root ginger, grated (thumb-sized)
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- Bunch fresh coriander, half leaves picked off, half chopped
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- Lemon wedge to serve
- 2 carrots
- ½ large or 1 small cucumber
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp caster sugar
Place the salmon into a food processor,(or you could use a hand blender), with the curry paste, ginger and soy sauce and chopped coriander. Pulse until roughly minced. Tip out the mixture and shape into 4 burgers. Heat the oil in a non stick frying pan, then fry the burgers for 4-5minutes each side, turning until crisp and cooked through.
Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, peel some strips of carrot and cucumber into a bowl. Toss with the vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved, then mix through the coriander leaves.Divide the salad between 4 plates.
Serve with the burgers as the filling to a wholegrain roll or with some rice, with lemon wedges on the side. Alternatively, for a low carb meal, just serve the salad and the burger and leave out the bread or rice!
Serves 4 – 290 kcal per serve, 29g protein 7g carbohydrate,17g fat.
(nutritional breakdown does not include rice or bread)