These are a little like crab cakes, but they're made with fresh salmon and grilled. The secret to juicy (not pasty!) salmon burgers is to chop the salmon coarsely with a knife.

RuthE

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 burgers
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Patties:
Sauce:
Burgers:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Chop salmon into 1/8- to 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a bowl with 2 eggs, 2/3 cup parsley, 1/4 cup green onions, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; mix together with your hands. Divide into 8 equal portions and pat into 3 1/2-inch patties (1/2 inch thick). Chill, covered, at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

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  • Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons green onion, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F).

  • Brush patties with oil. Oil grate. Grill patties, turning carefully, until cooked through and a thermometer inserted in center of each patty registers 160 degrees F, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve on buns with sauce and arugula.

Cook's Note:

Avoid the temptation to use your food processor to chop the salmon. The secret to juicy (not pasty!) salmon burgers is to chop the salmon coarsely with a knife.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; protein 37.6g 75% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 145.1mg 48% DV; sodium 792.7mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
I loved these, especially the lemon-yogurt sauce. I found that I had to freeze the cakes for about 20 minutes so they wouldn't fall apart. I pan seared them instead of grilling. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2019
The flavor was good easy enough to make. Because the patties are so thick I felt like the outer part got overcooked to make sure the inside was cooked thoroughly. It was OK but I probably won't make it again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
I loved these, especially the lemon-yogurt sauce. I found that I had to freeze the cakes for about 20 minutes so they wouldn't fall apart. I pan seared them instead of grilling. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2016
I made this recipe, both the burgers and the sauce, exactly as written, and wouldn't change a thing. I used my Weber Smokey Joe to grill them, making sure to slow things down a bit by closing vents and covering after coals were well-lit (white with ash). Then crack the vents (upper & lower) throw on a handful of pre-soaked hickory chips, and gently grill your burgers (lid on!) Don't overcook! Olive oil both grill and burgers first. Use your hand along with the spatula when turning. Make extra sauce... you'll want to use it on more than these salmon burgers... trust me. Enjoy. I sure did! Florida Floyd Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
Best salmon recipe I ever had! Added fresh dill from my garden along with the other herbs/spices, and fried them in a cast iron skillet. I plan to make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2016
There is no comparison using fresh instead of canned salmon. Followed the recipes except added a little dill to both the salmon and the sauce. No buns just greens and tomato slices. Will definitely make this again. They are just as good cold the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2017
Used gluten free crumbs. Really nice. Froze some for later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
This was excellent! Tried it for something different and will definitely make again. We skipped the buns but kept the sauce. The sauce was also a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
Excellent! I made it exactly as described but cut the recipe in 1/2. We both really liked it unusual since we don't share the same taste in food. This will be a regular at ur house. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2019
The flavor was good easy enough to make. Because the patties are so thick I felt like the outer part got overcooked to make sure the inside was cooked thoroughly. It was OK but I probably won't make it again. Read More
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