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Easy Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Fennel Slaw

Savor the bold taste of these blackened salmon burgers paired with a zesty fennel slaw – a delightful fusion of flavor and texture.

Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

This blackened salmon burger recipe is simply to die for! It’s a quick and easy meal that the whole family is sure to love!

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Be sure to check out these fresh salmon burgers, this lemon grilled salmon or our delicious smoked salmon recipes too!

We go salmon fishing every year either to Prince Rupert, where we charter a boat for several days, or on the Shuswap river where we riverside camp with family for the week.  On a good year, we will do both and have fresh salmon every day and a full freezer stocked for the year.

Blackened Salmon Burgers

We like to come up with delicious ways to use our catch. But fresh caught salmon isn’t necessary, Costco often has good deals on salmon fillets in the meat section!

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

This recipe has the best flavor and makes perfectly cooked, healthy salmon burgers that you’ll want to add to your weekly menu plan.  These easy salmon burgers are one of my favorite ways to enjoy our annual catch! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe and cooking instructions.

Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

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BURGER MAKING SUPPLIES:

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

Start with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store.

  • Fresh salmon, boneless, skinless and cut into 4 filets
  • Butter, melted
  • Cajun spice seasoning
  • Brioche buns
Blackened Salmon Fillets in a Skillet

Instructions:

1. In a small bowl, melt the butter.

2. Coat both sides of the salmon fillets with the melted butter.

3. Sprinkle a generous amount of cajun seasoning on the fish to cover both sides.

4. Pour remaining butter into a skillet.

5. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat.

6. When it starts to smoke, add the fillets to the pan.

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

7. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your filet.

Salmon Fillet in Frying Pan

8. Serve on a brioche bun with your favorite burger toppings. 

We love, love, love to serve these burgers with homemade apple fennel slaw! The combination of crunchy texture and flavours is next level!

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

Serving suggestions:

Here are a few of the things that I like to top these blackened fillets with!

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

Substitutions:

  • A combination of black pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika may be used to make homemade cajun seasoning mix.
  • Use a tablespoon of olive oil instead of butter.
  • Slider rolls or lettuce wraps may be used instead of traditional hamburger buns

Recipe notes:

The filet should have a nice blackened charred look to it before flipping.  It is not burnt, the seasonings have simply activated.

Cooked salmon fillets can be place in an airtight container and refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. We often use leftover to make fish tacos!

Blackened Salmon Burgers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can these burgers be grilled?

Sure can!  You can cook these salmon fillets on the grill of your Traeger or BBQ.  Cook on medium-high, about 350 degrees for 5 mins per side.

Do you have to use fresh salmon?

No, previously frozen, defrosted fish works great!

Can I bake these salmon burgers?

You bet!  Place the fillets on a lined baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Use a meat thermometer to make sure that they are cooked all the way through.

Easy Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

MORE SALMON RECIPES TO TRY:

Just a few of our favorites…

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Blackened Salmon Burger Recipe

Blackened Salmon Burgers

Savor the bold taste of these blackened salmon burgers paired with a zesty fennel slaw – a delightful fusion of flavor and texture.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds fresh salmon boneless, skinless and cut into 4 fillets
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 4 tsp cajun spice seasoning
  • Brioche buns

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, melt the butter.
  • Coat both sides of the salmon fillets with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of cajun seasoning on the fish to cover both sides.
  • Pour remaining butter into a skillet.
  • Heat the skillet over medium-high heat.
  • When it starts to smoke, add the fillets to the pan.
  • Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your filet.
  • Serve on a brioche bun with your favorite burger toppings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 1448mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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