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Fish Burgers with Tomato Salsa and Chunky Guacamole

This is a twist on fish cakes and makes a delicious dinner.
  • Serves 6
  • 30 min


Fish Burger


  • 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


  • 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


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.


Serving Suggestions

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.