Ingredients (for three salmon burgers):
To start off with this really tasty salmon burger recipe pick up 1 lb of salmon. This recipe works great with sockeye salmon, Atlantic salmon, or Norway salmon. At least those are the varieties I have had success with. Trim off the skin of the salmon filet and dice the salmon up very fine. Be careful not to mush the salmon up. Use a very sharp knife and dice it up as small as you can get it.
Grab your cilantro, red onion and ginger and dice it up!
Take all the diced ingredients, the salt, the pepper and add it right on top of the diced salmon.
Use your hands to lightly toss the ingredients together. When the mixture is quite homogenous start to form patties. For 1 lb of salmon I can make 3 salmon burgers.
Once the burgers are formed you can either grill them or put them in the fridge. I put them in the fridge for about 1-2 hours before grilling so they firm up a bit. You'll notice that these burger patties (salmon cakes) are quite fragile.
After about 5 minutes take a little peek under your salmon burgers with a spatula. If they look crispy and brown flip them over. As I said, these burgers are fragile so I try to only flip them once. Once they are nicely colored on both sides the salmon burgers will be done.
Oh man do they look good! The edges get a bit crispy but because of the fragile nature of the burgers they are so soft and tender inside! They are fantastic to eat alone, or check out this homemade tartar sauce recipe you can use to top your salmon burger:
Homemade tartar sauce is perfect for these salmon burgers. Grab 1/2 cup of good quality Mayo. Add in 3 T of diced red onion (you should have some left over from above). Next grab some dill pickles or just use the little hamburger topper pickles. Dice them up and add 3 T into the Mayo mix. Finally add about 1/2 tsp lemon juice to the mix and stir well. Place on top of your salmon burger.
This is a really tasty and healthy way to add some salmon into your diet. Obviously the homemade tartar sauce takes away from the overall health vibe of the salmon burger but it's so good it's worth it!
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