Salmon Burgers

March 16, 2015
4 Ratings
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This recipe is inspired by the flavors of Vietnamese spring rolls. Lots of fresh flavor sure to brighten up your day and make your next burger night one to remember. —Jimmy Hoxie

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound fresh or previously frozen salmon, extremely cold
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, washed and roughly chopped
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup baby mixed lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, washed, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, washed, peeled, and grated
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, mint, or basil, washed and chopped
  • 1_4 cups Rice wine vinegar
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, red onion, carrot, cilantro or basil or mint leaves and the rice wine vinegar. Toss well and set aside. This can be made up to 8 hours in advance. Just chop and add the herb leaves last minute to keep them from browning.
  2. Preheat the grill or a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Place the garlic and ginger into the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse a few times to chop it.
  3. Add the green onion and pulse a few times.
  4. Add the salmon to the bowl and pulse a few times to just barely grind it.
  5. Add the sesame oil and soy sauce and pulse a few times just to incorporate the seasonings.
  6. Lightly oil the grill with a thin coating of vegetable oil or spray the sauté pan with a little cooking spray. Divide the salmon mixture into 4 patties and place gently onto the grill or into the sauté pan. Allow the burgers to cook for about 6 minutes per side and don’t move them around too much.
  7. While the burgers are cooking you can spread the hoisin sauce on the inside top of each bun and divide the lettuce between the top buns. Once the burgers are cooked, place them onto the bottom buns and top with the cucumber and carrot mixture, them place the top bun with the lettuce on top. Enjoy them hot off the grill.

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4 Reviews

Christi B. July 4, 2016
I am signed up to test this recipe and noticed that the rice wine vinegar amount is not listed in the ingredients. Anyone know how much is needed?
Nathan C. November 17, 2019
A quarter cup of vinegar worked, seemed like the right amount to coat the other ingredients. The ginger isn't mentioned in the instructions - it went in with the garlic.
Jimmy H. December 20, 2021
Thank you! I will update the recipe!
Jimmy H. December 20, 2021
Thank you, I will update the recipe!