Prawn and mango burgers with pickled ginger and cucumber slaw

Serves: 2 Prepare & Cook:


  • 650g fresh prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 3cm x 3cm piece ginger, chopped
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 25g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ½ mango, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 15g Japanese pickled ginger, plus 1 tbsp pickling liquid
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 small burger buns
  • large handful salad leaves


  1. Put the prawns, ginger, 1 chilli, the garlic, breadcrumbs and egg in a food processor and pulse together. Season well.
  2. Tip into a bowl and stir in the mango. With damp hands, shape the mixture into 4 round patties. Chill for 20 minutes.
  3. Peel the cucumber, slice into thin matchsticks and put in a small bowl. Thinly slice the pickled ginger and add to the bowl, along with the pickling liquid. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.
  5. Divide the salad leaves between the buns and top with the burgers. Add the pickled slaw and remaining chilli (optional).

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