How to Make Salmon Burgers

How to Make Salmon Burgers

Yields: 4 burgers

Preparation time: 50 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients needed to make Salmon Burgers:

  • 4 brioche buns, split
  • 1 ¼ lb salmon fillet, skinned and pin bones removed
  • ½ ts lemon zest, grated
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp panko or Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • Arugula leaves, rinsed
  • Tartar sauce, as required

Cooking instructions for Salmon Burgers:

  • Chop ¾ of the salmon fillet into ¼’ chunks and toss them into a bowl.
  • Chop rest of the salmon roughly into uneven chunks and throw them into a food processor.
  • Pour in the mayonnaise, mustard as well as a splash of lemon juice and sprinkle the grated lemon zest plus cayenne pepper over them.
  • Whiz them into a fine paste and pour it over the salmon cubes in the bowl.
  • Sprinkle the chopped scallions, ½ tsp salt and large pinch of ground black pepper over them.
  • Scatter 2 tbsp panko into it and stir them all together gently to mix well.
  • Spread a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking sheet and grease it with a lashing of olive oil.
  • Split the salmon mixture into 4 portions and place them on the parchment paper separately.
  • Pat each patties with moist hands until each of them are 4’ in diameter and ¾’’ in thickness.
  • Place a plastic wrap on top loosely to cover and leave in the fridge for at least half an hour or until firm.
  • Warm up your broiler in the meantime.
  • Spread rest of the panko onto a shallow dish and place the salmon patties onto them.
  • Flip them over to coat either side evenly and give them a gentle press so that the breadcrumbs remain adhered to the patties.
  • Heat a lashing of olive oil in a large skillet over moderately high heat and place the patties onto it, two at a time, to avoid overcrowding.
  • Cook each side for 3-4 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking, until both sides turn golden brown and the patties are cooked through.
  • Transfer them into a plate, lined with kitchen papers to soak away any excess oil.
  • Sprinkle a dash of salt over them.
  • While the salon patties cook, arrange the buns onto a broiler pan, with their crustier side facing up and toast them in a broiler for a couple of minutes.
  • Place one salmon patty onto bottom half of a bun and spread a splodge of tartar sauce over it.
  • Top it up with an arugula leaf and place the top half of the bun on it to cover.
  • Assemble rest of the salmon burgers in a similar fashion.
  • Serve immediately.

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