Denise says:

  • Burgers of all description never fail to satisfy a hungry family. Using fresh salmon, this recipe might encourage the most fussiest of eaters to eat fish!
  • Make for mid-week supper, picnic or enjoy al fresco as they are delicious hot, cold or warm!
  • I like to make a double batch and freeze one for another occasion when time is of the essence…….!
  • Preparation Time:    15 minutes
  • Cooking Time    20-25 minutes
  • Makes: 4-5 burgers


For the burger
  • 600g pieces fresh salmon – skinned – roughly chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2-3 tablespoons wholemeal plain flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • To Dip before frying: 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • To Serve:
  • 4 sesame bagels – cut in half
  • 4 tablespoons coleslaw
  • 5 baby cherry tomatoes- sliced
  • 4 pickled dill cucumbers – sliced
  • Sprigs of dill


  1. Place all the burger ingredients into a food processor and whizz together to combine.
  2. Tip out and divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Using wet hands mould into burger shapes and then dip into the toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Sauté with the lid on for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden.
  4. Transfer to a rack for the oil to drip off.
  5. To finish cooking place in the oven on a rack tray at 180C for about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Toast the sesame bagels.
  7. Spread some coleslaw on the bagels; add some cucumber, dill and sliced tomatoes. Insert the cooked salmon burgers and serve.