Fish burgers with tomato salsa and chunky guacamole

Chef: Donal Skehan
Prep: 30 mins
Fish burgers with tomato salsa and chunky guacamole
This is a twist on fish cakes and makes a delicious dinner.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Energy:                            503kcal
Protein:                             29g
Fat:                                   37g
Iron:                                1.75mg
Carbohydrate:                     30g

700g hake, skinned, boned and finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fish sauce

Zest and juice of 1 lime

40g stale breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

Tomato Salsa

4-6 tomatoes, diced

1 red onion, peeled and diced

1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1 tablespoon basil or coriander, chopped

Juice of ½ lime

1 tablespoon 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 chili, deseeded and finely chopped

To Serve

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

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 chili. 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.


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Eggs, Fish, Oil, Chilli, Garlic

Recipe Type
Dinner, Entertaining, Family Dinners