Savor the bold taste of these blackened salmon burgers paired with a zesty fennel slaw – a delightful fusion of flavor and texture.
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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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.
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!
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.
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BURGER MAKING SUPPLIES:
- Nonstick Skillet – we use this one and our large cast iron skillet interchangeably.
- Sharp knife – important for removing the salmon skin.
- Mixing bowls – this is the set I use.
- Measuring cups & measuring spoons– we often eye ball the ingredients in this recipe now but for the beginner it’s good to measure everything exactly.
- Parchment paper – used to separate the fillets as you make them.
- Kitchen scale – for making the fillets equal sizes.
- Baking sheet – makes transporting the salmon easy!
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
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.
7. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your filet.
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!
Here are a few of the things that I like to top these blackened fillets with!
- Pickled red onions, apple fennel slaw, sliced red pepper or avocado.
- Herbed cream cheese, greek yogurt or lemon dill sauce.
- Use hawaiian rolls to make salmon sliders!
- Top simply with a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice.
- 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
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!
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.
MORE SALMON RECIPES TO TRY:
Just a few of our favorites…
- Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
- Maple Baked Salmon Recipe
- Baked Salmon Bites
- Salmon & Shrimp Ceviche
- Blackened Salmon Recipe
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- 1.5 pounds fresh salmon, boneless, skinless and cut into 4 fillets
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 4 tsp cajun spice seasoning
- Brioche buns
- 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 Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1448mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 40g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.