Finally, my children will eat Salmon. Salmon is always a bone of contention in my house, since they turned the age of one and went from baby mush to family dinners they just won’t touch the stuff. I have tried various incarnations and bribes but to no avail.

I finally came up with this easy recipe and they love it and actually get excited if i say its salmon burgers for dinner. I hope this works for you if you have salmon-phobic kids like mine. 

salmon burgers

Salmon Burgers

Makes 8 -10 burgers and feeds 4 -6 children


1 large salmon darne

3 large potatoes

2 spring onions/scallions finely chopped

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon mayo

3 oz mature white cheddar grated

juice of half a lemon

a knob butter

flour (or cornflour if you are gluten-free)

Olive oil


  1. Peel, boil and mash potatoes.
  2. Place the salmon in a microwave friendly dish, squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon and add the butter. Cook in the microwave for three minutes.
  3. Check that the salmon is cooked all the way through and if not pop it back in the microwave for a further minute.
  4. Flake the salmon and add to the mashed potato along with the spring onions/scallions, cheese, ketchup and mayo.
  5. Give everything a good stir until fully combined.
  6. Take a handful of the mixture and shape into burgers and toss in the flour.
  7. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan and fry on both sides for about 2 minutes per side until nicely browned.

I usually serve 2 burgers to my bruisers (they have big appetites) with some peas or broccoli for a substantial and nutritionally dense dinner full of omega 3.

Hope your little ones enjoy these as much as mine do.

Dublin Mummy x