Delight in homemade fresh salmon burgers paired with a zesty lemon dill sauce – a mouthwatering twist on the classic burger experience.
This easy salmon burger recipe combines raw salmon, fresh herbs and bread crumbs to create the most delicious burgers! From a family full of fishermen, trust us when we say these are the best salmon burgers.
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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 a fresh salmon every day and a full freezer stocked for the year.
Salmon purists will tell you that grilling fresh salmon fillets simply with lemon zest, fresh lemon juice and a few spices is the only way to cook fresh fish. But I’m here to convince you to try this salmon patty recipe – I promise, you’ll be glad that you did!
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!
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BURGER MAKING SUPPLIES:
- Nonstick Skillet – we use this one and our cast iron skillet interchangeably.
- Sharp knife – important for removing the salmon skin and dicing ingredients.
- Mixing bowls – you’ll need the largest one that you have for this recipe.
- 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 patties as you make them.
- Kitchen scale – for making the burgers equal sizes.
- Baking sheet – makes transporting the burger patties easy!
- Burger press – this is optional but good for making uniform burgers.
These fresh salmon burgers only require a few simple ingredients from the grocery store.
- Fresh salmon, boneless, skinless and cut into cubes
- Brown mustard
- Green onions, finely diced
- Fresh dill, chopped
- Capers, chopped
- Salt & pepper
- Panko breadcrumbs
- Brioche buns
1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs.
2. Mix well.
3. Place into a food processor, blender or use a hand blender to chop the salmon mixture.
Tip: Do not over process, we don’t want to make a paste.
4. Add the breadcrumbs and mix well.
5. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form into uniform salmon patties.
6. Place butter into a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
7. Cook the salmon burger patties for 3-4 minutes per side.
8. Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.
I love, love, love to serve with with a generous dollop of homemade lemon dill sauce. It’s made with mayonnaise, lemon, garlic and fresh dill! Easy peasy.
- Arugula or butter lettuce.
- Apple fennel slaw or lemon dill sauce.
- Thinly sliced red onion, avocado, bell pepper or tomato.
- Greek yogurt, tartar sauce or garlic aioli.
- Finely diced white, yellow onion or red onions may be used instead of green.
- Dijon mustard or yellow mustard may be used instead of brown.
- Capers can be omitted all together but I would encourage you to give them a shot!
- Use crushed pork rinds or almond flour instead of bread crumbs.
- When processing the salmon mixture, 3-4 pulses in a food processor is all it takes. Try not to make a paste out of it.
- Patties may be frozen, uncooked in the same manner as traditional hamburger patties. Check out my “how to freeze hamburger patties” post for more details.
- Cooked salmon patties can also be place in an airtight container and refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can these burgers be grilled?
Sure can! You can cook these salmon patties 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 fish works great! For best results you will want to use raw salmon though. Canned salmon is just not the same.
Can I bake these salmon burgers?
You bet! Place the patties 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.
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- 1.5 pounds fresh salmon, boneless, skinless and cut into cubes
- 2 Tbsp brown mustard
- 2 green onions, finely diced
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 Tbsp capers, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 brioche buns
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs.
- Mix well.
- Place into a food processor, blender or use a hand blender to chop the salmon mixture. Tip: Do not over process, we don’t want to make a paste.
- Add the breadcrumbs and mix well. Divide the mixture into four equal portions.
- Form the into uniform salmon patties.
- Place butter into a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
- Cook the salmon burger patties for 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 703Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 923mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 46g
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.