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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8 Responses to “Salmon Burgers”

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    Cara — August 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love fun new burger recipes, can’t wait to see what else is in the line up. This recipe is intriguing. I’m really curious about the use of smoked salmon along with regular salmon. Too bad I had a whole bunch of smoked salmon this weekend for a party, and there is none leftover – otherwise I would definitely be trying this this week!

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    cozydelicious — August 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love the combo with the smoked salmon – so much flavor! And these look really moist too. I’ll have to give them a shot! Yum!

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    Evan B — August 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    We do salmon burgers with the canned salmon when we want a quick and delicious meal! I also always add some chopped peppers into the patty.. delicious! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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    Elina — August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Sold! I love salmon burgers and I love smoked salmon. I am sure they will be great combined! :)

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    mrsdanigirl8 — August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good salmon burger recipe. This sounds divine!

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    Lauren — August 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Oooh I’m looking forward to a week of burger recipes, and this salmon one sounds fantastic! I like the idea of using both fresh and smoked varieties. Yum!

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    Justin — August 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    i think i have to add salmon burgers to my list of things to try

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    Shannon — August 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    my my, i just got back from alaska, where i purchsed some smoked salmon to bring back :) definitely trying this one!!!

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