These were inspired by a recipe I saw last summer on the Garlic Diaries. At the time I had a ton of dill from the garden that her recipe called for but was down a food processor. This weekend we had some salmon fillets AND the ninja my husband got for his birthday, no dill though. So salmon burgers were on, but because I can never just follow a recipe here is my version. We served with roasted sweet potatoes, kinda like a different take on burgers and fries.
We make salmon patties occasionally which are similar, but just a few changes in the salmon burgers made a huge difference in the taste.
- I use canned salmon for patties. For the burgers I used fresh.
- Using part of the salmon in chunks and part ground makes the texture different.
- I make salmon patties thinner than I made the burger patties.
- Salmon patty recipes often call for frying them in oil. Pan frying in a lightly greased skillet made these feel and taste more burger like.
Ingredients for the salmon burgers
– 4 salmon fillets, about 1 lb
– 2 garlic cloves
– Squeeze of lemon juice
– dash of cayenne pepper
– 2 dash salt and pepper
– 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
– 1 egg
– 1 chopped green onion
Ingredients for the quick slaw
– 1/4 a head of cabbage shredded
– 2 TBS softened cream cheese (can also use chive and onion cream cheese and omit adding the chives and onion.)
– 2 TBS mayo
– 1 TBS chopped chives
– 1 TBS chopped green onion
– Dash of salt and pepper to taste
1. In a food processor blend 2 of the salmon fillets, garlic cloves, dash of cayenne pepper, squeeze of lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.
2. Cut the remaining 2 salmon fillets into 1/4 inch pieces.
3. In a bowl mix ground and chopped salmon, bread crumbs, egg, and green onions.
4. Shape into 4 equal size patties. Lightly heat a medium skillet over medium low heat.
5. When the skillet is heated cook the patties until lightly browned on each side and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
6. To make the slaw mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Top salmon burgers with the slaw. Eat as is or server on a bun. Enjoy!