Fish Burger with Tomato Salsa and Chunky Guacamole

700g hake, skinned, boned and finely chopped

2 tablesp. fresh parsley, chopped

½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 egg, beaten

2 tablesp. mayonnaise

1 tablesp. fish sauce

Zest and juice of 1 lime

40g stale breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs

1 tablesp. rapeseed oil


Tomato Salsa:

4-6 tomatoes, diced

1 red onion, peeled and diced

1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1 tablesp. basil or coriander, chopped

Juice of ½ lime

1 tablesp. olive oil

A little salt and black pepper


Chunky Guacamole:

2 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

Juice of ½ lime

2 scallions, finely sliced

½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


To Serve:

Toasted baps, lettuce leaves, 2 tomatoes sliced, extra mayonnaise

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Fish Burgers with Tomato Salsa and Guacamole

This is a twist on fish cakes and makes a delicious dinner.

Serves 6
Cooking time: 30 minutes
To Cook

Place the fish in a large bowl with the parsley, chilli, ginger, garlic, beaten egg, mayonnaise, fish sauce, lime zest and juice and the breadcrumbs and mix together.

Shape the mixture into 6 x 8cm burgers, put them on a plate, cover with cling-film and chill for an hour if you have time.  This will help them to hold their shape when you are cooking them.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the fish burgers and cook over a medium heat for 4minutes on each side, until crisp and golden.

To make the Salsa:

Mix all the ingredients well together, taste and season with a little salt and black pepper.  Set aside until ready to serve.

To make the Chunky Guacamole:

In another bowl mix the avocados, lime juice, scallions and chilli.  Using a fork roughly mash everything together, taste and season.

To Serve:

Spread a little mayonnaise over each bap then layer with lettuce leaves, some slices of tomato and then the burger.  Spoon a little mayonnaise on top of each burger and sprinkle on a little black pepper.  Serve the tomato salsa and chunky guacamole on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with toasted baps, lettuce leaves, 2 tomatoes sliced, extra mayonnaise

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Energy:          503kcal

Protein:           29g

Fat:                  37g

Iron:               1.75mg

Carbohydrate:   30g

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