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Fancy Fish Burgers

We find pan-frying thses Asian-inspired burgers gives the outside a nice texture.

August 15th, 2011

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright

"I didn't think that I would like it, but I did; so did my husband and my oldest. They were tasty, I had all the ingredients on hand and they seemed quite healthy." —Christine Giorno, mom of Matthew, 12, Andrew, 11, and Robert, 7, Toronto.
Prep Time
8 minutes
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/4 lbs fresh white fish
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, seeded and finely chopped (1/2 small)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • mango chutney (jar)
  • pea shoots
  • pickled ginger, optional
  1. In a food processor, pulse garlic and ginger until fine. Cube fish into bite-sized pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse to coarse grind the fish to ground meat consistency.

  2. Stir soy sauce, egg white, green onions, red pepper and sesame oil into fish mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Form 6 large patties; cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Spray pan lightly with oil and pan-fry patties 6-8 minutes per side. Adjust heat if burgers are cooking too quickly. Alternatively, burgers can be barbecued over high heat on an oiled flat grill pan for 6-8 minutes per side with the lid down.

  5. Spread chutney on top of burger and serve on toasted, split bun with pea shoots and chopped ginger. If desired, spread honey wasabi mustard (1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp wasabi, 2 tbsp Dijon) on bun.

Nutrients Per Serving

(1 burger): 151 calories, 6 g fat, 10 mg calcium, 454 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g fibre, 20 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A. Source of iron, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B2.

Fancy Fish Burgers
Photography by Ryan Szulc