Salmon burgers recipe for children

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Why not cook these yummy, chunky fish burgers served with hoisin sauce, juicy tomatoes and crispy lettuce for a quick and easy after-school supper?

Salmon Burgers the kids will love

Serving kids fish for supper is often not met with joy. But, with these chunky salmon burgers it will feel like a tasty treat- and you can be assured they are getting their omega-3 intake. These burgers are a doddle to make – you get even get the children to help!



  • chopped fresh ginger 2 tbsp
  • cloves garlic 2
  • reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • hoisin sauce 2 tbsp, plus more to top the burgers, if desired
  • reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 tbsp
  • carrot purée 60g
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • wild salmon 900g, pin bones and skin removed, cut into 2.5cm (1in) pieces
  • olive oil
  • wholewheat hamburger buns 6
  • lettuce and sliced tomato for garnish


  • Step 1

    Put the ginger and garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the soy sauce, hoisin, mayonnaise, carrot purée, salt, and salmon. Pulse until the ingredients are combined and begin to hold together. Make the salmon mixture into 6 patties (the mixture will be very soft). Refrigerate the patties for at least 1 hour to firm them up.

  • Step 2

    In a heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat, brown the burgers in the olive oil (approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side). Toast the hamburger buns. Serve the salmon burgers on the buns spread with more hoisin sauce and top with lettuce and tomatoes, if desired.