Salmon Burgers

I promised the other day that I’d share some recipes to fill those homemade hamburger buns. So this week I will be featuring a week of burger recipes! All sorts of patty-shaped-proteins to be served on a bun.

To kick things off, I’m going to feature the BEST salmon burger I’ve ever had. Literally the best. If this is the only recipe you make from my week of burgers, you’ll be a happy camper.

The burger combines some fillet of salmon with smoked salmon and a few other ingredients. The saltiness from the smoked salmon gives a great depth to this burger. It doesn’t need a bunch of fancy condiments or toppings because this patty is downright tasty.

I got 3 patties out of the recipe and had one leftover the next day for lunch. I ate it over a salad of spinach and tomato which was another great way to eat this guy.

The recipe comes from the little tear out booklet in the June issue of Food Network Magazine. I’ve only tried a few recipes from FNM, but I’ve enjoyed them all so far.

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Salmon Burgers

Yield: 3

Ingredients:

1 lb wild salmon, diced
4 scallions
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
4 oz smoked salmon, chopped

Toppings:
fresh spinach
mayo mixed with yellow mustard

Directions:

In the food processor, puree half of the diced salmon with scallions.

In a medium bowl, combine the pureed mixture with the remaining diced salmon, breadcrumbs, and smoked salmon.

Shape into 3 patties. Make an indentation in the center.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle skillet with salt. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes per side. Serve on sesame buns with spinach and mayonnaise mixed with mustard.

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5 Responses to “Salmon with Yellow Pepper Cilantro Pesto”

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    Josie — July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Yum!! I’m always looking for new ways to make salmon. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Colleen — July 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This looks delicious! I love pesto with salmon and this adds even more great flavors.

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    Kerstin — July 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Looks like a perfect salmon recipe! I still haven’t been to Penzey’s, but will make it there one of these weekends!

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    Scott W. — July 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    So how powerful was the cilantro flavor? I’m not a big fan of cilantro, but Steph is. I might try to make this if it isn’t to powerfully flavored with cilantro.

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    Jen — July 23, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I don’t know if we can be friends Scott. Cilantro is awesome. Honestly, it was more garlicy than cilantro flavored, but I’ve heard that people who don’t like cilantro really can’t stand it and I love it, so I don’t know if that’s a fair assessment… I say give it a shot. If you don’t like the pesto, eat yours without it.

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