From lobster rolls to duck patties, burgers can be way more exciting than a load of minced beef

Barbecues are pretty exciting in themselves but with these rock 'n' roll buns, they're even better.

 

Swordfish bap

As swordfish is a meaty specimen like tuna and it works well in a bun. This one has even got a slice of prickly pear in there, which is a type of edible cactus.

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Tuna burger with sriracha mayo

Don't be put off by the number of ingredients in this burger: looking at the results, we reckon it's worth it. Not heard of sriracha? It's the stuff in those bright red bottles you find in Asian restaurants, and it's definitely not ketchup

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The ramen burger

Loads of us have seen it but who's actually tried it? With this step-by-step recipe, now is your chance.

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Fried tofu sliders with spicy peach slaw

Crisp tofu and juicy peach. Get your chops round that!

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Quinoa burger with sweet potato fries, melted Gruyère ... oh, and an egg for good measure

What on earth happened here? Add a lettuce leaf to this gobstopper for a bit more colour ... if you can fit it in.

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Salmon burgers

Dill, chilli paste and oats of all things make these scrumptious salmon burgers anything but fishy.

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Sweet potato and chickpea burgers with tahini yogurt

The kids are gonna love these. OK, maybe not the rocket ... and maybe not the yogurt ... but they'll definitely love the rest.

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Edamame and pistachio burger

We know, we know. They're green and that's not normal  ... but it's fun, right?

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Duck confit burger

We kid you not. The duck burger has landed and boy, does it look pretty ...

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Lobster roll

You'll need the patience of a saint and brutality of a barbarian to get the lovely fresh lobster meat cooked and out of the shell ... but it's most definitely worth the elbow grease.

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Black bean burger

Another bun having fun in the sun ... and this one even looks like a real burger. Everyone's happy.

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Sliced watermelon, pickled beets, edamame beans ... we've heard a whole heap of strange stuff goes into burgers these days. What do you put in yours? Let us know below or tweet us @Homemade