Naked fish burgers

Naked fish burgers
  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

Capers, parsley and lemon bring zing to these lighter-than-light fish burgers that are ideal for fast days if you’re following the 5:2 diet.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
226kcals
Fat
2.2g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
14.6g (1g sugars)
Fibre
1.6g
Salt
0.8g
Calories
226kcals
Fat
2.2g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
14.6g (1g sugars)
Fibre
1.6g
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 200g sustainable white fish fillet, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • Finely grated zest and juice
  • ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp capers, coarsely chopped
  • Spray oil
  • 25g cucumber, cut into ribbons (easiest to use a Y-peeler)
  • 3 little gem lettuce leaves

Method

  1. Mix the fish with the cornflour, most of the lemon zest, the parsley, capers, and some salt and pepper. Using damp hands, shape the mix into 1 large or 2 small burgers (see Make Ahead).
  2. Heat a few sprays of oil in a non-stick frying pan or griddle pan over a medium heat. Add the burger/burgers and fry/griddle for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
  3. Toss the cucumber ribbons with the lemon juice and remaining zest.
  4. Arrange the lettuce on a plate with the burger/s and cucumber, then sprinkle with some parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

delicious. tips

  1. Scale it up: Double or triple the quantities to make more burgers as required.

  2. Make the burgers up to a day ahead, then cover and chill. Or freeze, wrapped, for up to a month (check the fish wasn’t frozen before). Defrost, then continue from step 2.

  3. Ideal for fasting days, these burgers come in at under 230 kcals per serving. On non-fasting days, serve the burgers in a wholemeal bun with a heaped tbsp of guacamole (190kcals extra) or tzatziki (170kcals extra).

Recipe By

Sophie Austen Smith

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