This is a very easy and versatile broiled salmon burger recipe that I also use to make salmon cakes for appetizers or dinner. You can make these ahead and freeze them to have them available anytime, which would make this a great weeknight meal.
I often make a large quantity of the marinated and broiled salmon fillets to serve some for dinner that day and have the rest to make broiled salmon burgers for the next day. Thus, you get two meals for your efforts, making it easy to have these during the week.
- 1 pound of fresh salmon cut into fillets
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil and more for sauteing
- 2 tablespoons of whole grain mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of Honey
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 large egg slightly beaten
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
- A few dashes of hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of herbs chopped (dill and parsley are nice)
- 1/3 cup of dried bread crumbs and more for sauteing
- Black hamburger buns
- Tartar sauce
- Lettuce leaves
- To make the marinade for the salmon, whisk together the oil, mustard, salt, honey, vinegar and pepper.
- Put the salmon in a zip lock bag, add the marinade, and marinate for up to 45 minutes.
- Remove the salmon and discard the marinade.
- Put salmon on a foil-lined baking pan and broil a few inches from the heat until nicely browned and just slightly underdone in the middle.
- Let the salmon cool and break up into bite-size pieces and remove the skin. Put it in a bowl large enough to mix in the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix the mayo, hot sauce and lemon juice.
- Add this mixture to the salmon along with the egg, green onion, herbs and 1/3 cup of bread crumbs and mix just until combined. I like to leave some chunks of salmon.
- Taste the mixture for salt and pepper.
- Make salmon burgers out of the mixture about the size of the burger buns.
- Put the remaining bread crumbs in a bowl and pat the crumbs on each burger.
- Saute the burgers on both sides in enough olive oil to cover the pan. They are done when nicely browned on both sides.
- Serve the salmon burgers on buns with tartar sauce and lettuce with lemon wedges on the side. (You can make your own tartar sauce by mixing mayo and dill relish or diced pickles)