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07 Mar, 2012

Will they eat it: Thai salmon burger sliders

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

mini thai salmon slider

Well well.

Remember my splendid dinner failure the other night? This redeemed it.

This is one of the recipes I made with a group of ladies during an organized co-op kitchen cooking night last week. It’s something I have participated in a few times. Basically, someone picks three dinner recipes, buys the ingredients, and then we all show up in her church kitchen to cook it all up. It’s pretty fun, but the entire time we were cooking and chopping I was thinking good lord I hope the kids will eat this. It has the word THAI and SALMON in the title. Double bad.

Anyway, I tricked my kids into trying this by turning burgers into wee sliders. Who can resist tiny ciabatta buns? Surprise, surprise, they ate them all up.

Thai Salmon Burger Slider recipe (makes 8-10)

4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets, about 550g/1lb 4oz in total, cut into chunks
2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated
1 tsp soy sauce
1 bunch coriander, chopped
oil for frying
ciabatta slider buns
burger fixin’s (e.g. lettuce and mayo)

Toss the salmon into a food processor along with the curry paste, ginger, soy and chopped coriander. Pulse until roughly minced. Shape into small burger patties.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning until browned and cooked through.

We served the sliders on the bun (as pictured) with lettuce and a swipe of mayonnaise, along with a cucumber salad and oven fries.

This one is a keeper for sure!

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4 Responses to "Will they eat it: Thai salmon burger sliders"

1 | Mary Lynn

March 7th, 2012 at 11:38 am


Not sure if my kids would eat that, but I definitely would. My tummy was rumbling just reading the ingredients. Yum!

2 | Javamom

March 7th, 2012 at 1:42 pm


For the record, one thing my kids ALWAYS eat is salmon! Fresh broiled, with dill and lemon, or canned as home-made fish burgers, or in salads or as sandwich filling, in rolls…they even eat salmon sushi. THIS they would love so it’s a keeper.

Thanks for posting.

3 | vicky

March 7th, 2012 at 1:50 pm


try buying organic ginger…you will notice a difference in this recipe. Promise.

4 | carrie

March 7th, 2012 at 2:39 pm


These sound yummy! Friends came to visit in the summer and made something similar only they were tuna sliders with a wassabi- mayo dressing AND the kids loved them!

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