Easy Fish Burger Recipe

15 minutes


Cod and mackerel burgers

  • 250g of cod fillet, skinned (or any other white fish)
  • 250g of mackerel fillet, de-boned and skinned
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 bunch of parsley, small, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sunflower oil

To serve

  • burger buns
  • tartare sauce, (shop bought is fine, honestly, I won’t judge)


Using a large sharp knife, chop both the cod and mackerel fillets into a fine dice and mix together in a bowl. Try not to go overboard with the chopping, you don’t want to turn the fish into mush but don’t want the dice to be too large either, otherwise it won’t bind. Add the garlic, bicarbonate of soda, paprika, parsley and lime, along with a touch of seasoning, and mix well
At this stage, it’s always a good idea to test a small teaspoon and quickly fry in a pan, just to make sure you haven’t over-seasoned
Divide the mix equally and shape into round patties. Place on a plate and cover with cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for 1 hour
When ready to cook, place a frying pan on the hob and heat some oil over a medium heat. Place the patties into the pan and gently fry for about 2–3 minutes on each side, depending on thickness
Serve on a toasted bun with a healthy dollop of tartar sauce