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How to Grill a Salmon Burger

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Do You Love to Grill Fish?

A tender and juicy salmon burger is the best one you will ever have. Salmon patties are held together with breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and seasoned fresh dill, lemon juice, mustard, and chives. Salmon burger is a low-carb and healthy burger that is flavorful on its own. You can also take it over the top with a homemade avocado ranch dressing.

Salmon is healthy to eat as it has a lot of proteins in it and they are low in saturated fat. It is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Also when we serve it with a veggie salad it becomes a proper healthy meal.

How to Grill a Salmon Burger

  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 456
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 267 mg
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg

Ingredients Required

For the burgers

  • 2pounds Atlantic salmon, skinned and chopped
  • 4scallions, finely chopped
  • ½of a jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 1tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2eggs
  • juice from half a lime
  • 1tablespoon soy sauce
  • cups panko breadcrumbs

 For the topping

  • ¾cup mayonnaise
  • 1tablespoon pickled ginger, finely diced
  • 1teaspoon wasabi, more to taste
  • To serve:
  • 4 or 8hamburger or slider buns
  • curly lettuce
  • soy sauce
  • sliced cucumber

Instructions to Follow

Step 1-Prepare the topping

Place mayonnaise, pickled ginger, and wasabi into a small bowl and stir together until they are mixed. Taste, then add more wasabi if needed. Cover and refrigerate it until use.

Step 2-Prepare the burgers

Put all of the ingredients for the burgers into a medium-sized bowl and stir together. Bring the mixture together by hand and divide into either 4 x 8oz. burgers or 8 x 4oz. sliders. Place burgers onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3-Cook the burgers

Preheat barbecue to 450°F. For 4oz. sliders: place onto grill, close lid and cook for 2½ minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. For 8oz. burgers: place onto grill, close lid and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 4-To serve

Place a piece of curly lettuce on each bun, then top with burgers or sliders. Brush the burger tops with soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Add a generous dollop of the ginger-wasabi mayo and gently spread it out across the burger. Add cucumber slices, then the top of the bun. Serve immediately.

How can we Know When the Salmon Burger is Done?

It does not depend on the method you are following, the only thing necessary is to use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature. First, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the burger. When the salmon burger reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, it is done. In case you do not have a thermometer then you can check that your burger is lightly crisp on the outside and that the meat inside is pink and flaky. It should not still look raw

How to Make the Best Salmon Burger Sauce?

Take two tablespoons of Greek yogurt binding the salmon patty with perfect herby Greek yogurt sauce!

Vinegar, diced herbs like parsley, dill, or cilantro along with garlic powder mixed together can make an easy, yet perfect sauce for salmon burgers that adds even more moisture.

Though tartar sauce is the sauce most people instinctively seek for fish burgers, using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise keeps this recipe light and bright.

Salman Burger Toppings

Option 1-Grilled Pineapples

If you want to elevate the salmon burger to a tropical paradise then add grilled pineapples. A pineapple caramelizes on the grill will add some sweetness that will transport you and this recipe to the beach.

Option 2-Topping with Arugula

The peppery notes of Arugula can easily stand up to the flavorful salmon burger patty.

Option 3-Add Tomato

You can also add a thick slice of juicy tomato is my favorite for pairing with the burger sauce.

How Can We Store the Leftovers of Salmon Burger?

To Make Ahead

You can assemble the patties up to one day in advance. Store them in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator. You can also prepare your sauce up to 1 day in advance and store it in a separate airtight storage container in the refrigerator.

To Store

Refrigerate burgers and sauce separately in an airtight storage container for up to 2 days.

To Freeze

Individually wrap cooked or uncooked burgers, and freeze them in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating or cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What can we serve with the Salmon burger?

Ans: You can salmon burger with baked potatoes, which will be delicious. Another option is veggies, roast carrots would also be a nice addition to these burgers.

If you are a salad lover then go ahead with any roasted vegetable salad using chickpeas, feta while tossed in a light homemade vinaigrette!

Q2: How can we reheat the leftover Salmon Burger?

Ans: If you want to reheat the salmon burger then do it very gently. Put the burgers in a nonstick skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat. I also like to splash a bit of water into the skillet, then cover it to help the burgers steam.

Q3: What kind of Salmon is the best to grill?

Ans: A fattier variety of fresh salmon is ideal when making burgers. The common types you will find, from fattiest to leanest, are Atlantic and Verlasso. Atlantic are larger in size and have a mild flavor. However, they are not wild-caught, meaning you can only get farm-raised.  While if we talk about the Verlasso, they are different types of salmon that are a sustainably farm-raised option. It has a light and delicate taste that’s also quite buttery. It has a similar amount of fat as the Atlantic and King varieties.

To Wrap it Up

To make a fresh salmon burger is incredibly easy and also it does not need to use the canned stuff. Start with high-quality salmon, and add your favorite toppings for some incredible Grilled Salmon Burger.

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