Fresh Salmon Burgers

With this hot summer, we were always looking for something fresh that didn’t require the oven or standing over a hot stove. We were in the mood for burgers, but we wanted something different.  So we tried something new. And it was delicious!

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Here’s how you do it:

Prep all the ingredients – I started with real, fresh salmon fillets – not frozen (although frozen will work just fine). I’m not a fan of canned salmon and this way I controlled what goes in and the freshness really comes through in the finished dish.

Make the Sauce first –

Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce and add sea salt and lemon pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate. You can make it up to a day ahead.

Now for the burgers –

Using fresh salmon fillets, de-bone and remove the skin from each piece, then cut it into small pieces.

Run 2-3 pieces of a rustic bread though the food processor fitted with a blade. This will make the bread crumbs.

Measure out the spices and chop the green onion.

Gently beat the egg.

Place the fresh salmon in a large bowl with the other ingredients. Mix with your hands, squeezing gently to make sure the egg is mixed in well. Form into two patties.

Heat the oil to medium high in a heavy skillet. Smash the garlic clove with the back of a knife and put it in the oil, leaving it there until it’s golden. Remove it from the oil. The garlic will help slightly flavor the oil.

Carefully place the patties in the hot oil and cook on medium heat, turning once – about 7-8 minutes on each side. Make sure the center is cooked and the sides are golden brown.

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Serve the burgers on toasted buns with lettuce, tomatoes and some red onion.

Top with the sauce and put a lemon wedge on the side.

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Fresh Salmon Burgers

A delicious salmon patty made with fresh, chopped salmon with a garlic caper sauce.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish, supper
Cuisine: American, seafood
Keyword: barbecue sauce, burger, capers, fillets, fresh, garlic, salmon
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • lemon pepper and sea salt
Burgers
  • 2 cups fresh salmon fillet - chopped (about 4 fillets)
  • 1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 large lemon - juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Condiments
  • crisp lettuce leaves
  • fresh sliced tomatoes
  • thin sliced red onion
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Make the Sauce first -

  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and add sea salt and lemon pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate. You can make it up to a day ahead. 

Burgers
  1. Using fresh salmon fillets, de-bone and skin each piece, then cut it into small pieces.

  2. Run 2-3 pieces of a rustic bread though the food processor fitted with a blade. This will make the bread crumbs.

  3. Measure out the spices and chop the green onion.

  4. Gently beat the egg.

  5. Place the fresh salmon in a large bowl with the other ingredients. Mix with your hands, squeezing gently to make sure the egg is mixed in well. Form into two patties. 

  6. Heat the oil to medium high in a heavy skillet. Smash the garlic clove with the back of a knife and put it in the oil, leaving it there until it's golden. Remove it from the oil. The garlic will help slightly flavor the oil.

  7. Carefully place the patties in the hot oil and cook on medium heat, turning once - about 7-8 minutes on each side. Make sure the center is cooked and the sides are golden brown. 

Serving
  1. Serve the burgers on toasted buns with lettuce, tomatoes and some red onion. Top with the sauce and put a lemon wedge on the side.

Recipe Notes

 

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6 Responses to Fresh Salmon Burgers

  1. Tammy says:

    5 stars
    These turned out perfect and the sauce is excellent!

  2. Nancy says:

    5 stars
    Tasty recipe perfect for the weekend. Im such a big salmon fan. I’m really excited to try this

  3. Audrey says:

    5 stars
    The sauce looks amazing, I’m adding everything to my grocery list RN!!!

  4. Erin says:

    5 stars
    I was craving salmon! I am making this for dinner. Skipping the bun to keep it keto, but still going to be delicious!

  5. Audrey says:

    5 stars
    Oh I love salmon burgers! I will be making this this week.

  6. Evi says:

    5 stars
    I’ve never had a salmon burger before! I am dying to try this

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