Yummy Lemon Salmon Burgers
A quick, delicious and nutritious way of serving up canned salmon. You can enjoy this with or without the dressing, in a hamburger bun, or with a salad.
A quick, delicious and nutritious way of serving up canned salmon. You can enjoy this with or without the dressing, in a hamburger bun, or with a salad.
In order to reduce the fat in this recipe, I baked the burgers at 325 degrees F. for 10 minutes, then turned them and baked them for another 10.
I've tried a few salmon burger recipes and will stick with this one...the patty actually sticks together and the flavor is good--especially with the lemon/basil mayo. Will make this again.
This recipe fixes a BIG problem I had with other salmon burger recipes...they always fell apart, especially when I would grill them. I think its the eggs and bread crumbs that do the trick! Nice recipe to build off personal favorites like adding cilantro or some seafood seasoning. Thanks for sharing...a definite keeper!
I wish people would stop being wuss's. All the bones and skin in the salmon is where all the flavor is, leave it in there. This is a great recipe I've been making it this way for many years. I like putting some butter in my oil too it adds great flavor...who cares about fat you only live once so you might as well eat the tastiest food you can while on this planet. Good recipe give it a try.
We ended up using tuna because the can of salmon was disgusting! Is it supposed to have the scales, bones and other body parts? No thanks! It was very nice with the tuna. I used cilantro instead of parsley and then we topped the burgers with avocado, tomato and spinach. I would do this recipe again.
This recipe was very light and flavorful. I used Panko breadcrumbs and added italian seasoning instead of the seasoned italian breadcrumbs.
Honestly, I hate salmon but my parents gave me some cans of it so I was looking up recipes to try and found this one. Not only does my mother love it, but so do I. I like my mother's salmon patties but these are 100 times better. There are four things we found though - 1. If you don't have italian seasoned bread crumbs, just use plain and add a little italian seasoning - 2. Sour Cream works in the sauce if you don't have Mayo - 3. You don't need very much of the sauce or it ends up overpowering the burger, which I didn't like - and 4. Cucumbers taste really good on these Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It was an instant favorite. :D
I loved the flavor and how easy this recipe is to make. I used the salmon that comes in the foil pouch, and they turned out just great. This is a very tasty, healthy, and easy recipe.
This recipe was a hit with my family. I used plain bread crumbs and dry parsley, but they came out great. The only problem was with the number of servings. I thought the recipe looked awfully small to yield six servings, so I doubled it. Even so, I only came out with 7 burger-sized patties. I served them as salmon patties, not on buns, with the mayo sauce on the side. They were delicious! I especially liked the sauce. I'm not a big fan of salmon patties, but with the sauce these were great.
I actually really enjoyed this recipe. I made 4 patties rather than 6 and served them on buns with a nice salad. A great dinner. Will definitely make them again.
Delicious! I followed the recipe as original. Be careful if you don't love citrusy flavors, this packs a lemon punch... other then that, wonderful/easy/simple/good for you.
First, I joined All Recipes just so I could rate this recipe. That in it self should tell you what I think of the recipe. A very nice recipe that is simply to create. Very tasty with or without the sauce. I am a guy who likes spice / heat so I added some additional red pepper, and nothing more. Only negative, portion size is off. For the guys in the crowd, this recipe makes at most 4 burgers. If you use any decent size bun adjust the amount you will need to make or you will end up making salmon sliders which wouldn't be bad either. I thank the person for submitting this recipe. I will make this one again.
Recipe is great. I just added a little garlic to the mayo. I also served them on toasted kaiser rolls. A number one
I love this recipe and make it regularly. I do adjust some of the amounts of spices to our taste, and usually make bigger patties than it calls for. A word about the "grossness" of canned salmon: depending upon the brand you buy, some do contain skin and bones, but you can get others that are more like tuna. I just remove the skin, feed it to my cat or throw it away. The bones are so soft that they just mash into mush and disappear into the mixture with no effect on taste. you will not choke on one of these bones-- trust me. I know it sounds gross, but it's actually a terrific source of calcium and really good for you. Trader Joe's makes a can of pink wild Alaskan salmon about the size of a tuna can that is skinless and boneless. It works well with this recipe but you need to adjust the amounts to keep it together more. Two cans with the recipe as written but making 4 patties works pretty well even though it's 12 oz instead of 16. In general, though, I think the flavor is better when you use the red salmon and deal with the skin and bones.
Everyone enjoyed, especially our 14 year old son. Slight tweaks were to use red onion, add some finely chopped green and red bell pepper plus 3 cloves of minced garlic to the salmon mixture (which made 4 patties) and use only one egg. For the mayonnaise, I used Canola mayonnaise, added fresh minced garlic, a bit of Dijon mustard, more fresh lemon juice, black pepper, but omitted the lemon pepper. Didn't measure anything, just whisked together until I liked the taste, lol. I baked the salmon patties on a foil lined cookie sheet (sprayed with Pam) at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes, flipped them and cooked about 7 more minutes. Waiting a bit longer to flip them seemed to help them stay together. Served on toasted onion buns with romaine lettuce, fresh tomato and red onion. Super tasty! Thanks for the recipe!
These were easy and very good. You don't need to use very much oil when cooking; I just lightly brushed my pan with less than a tablespoon of canola and could have left that off since my pan doesn't stick. My husband hates onions. If you are in the same boat just cook a some onion slices in the pan after the burgers are done and serve to those who do like onion. I didn't have mayo so instead I mixed 0% greek yogurt with some lime juice, onion powder, and lemon-pepper and that was a nice compliment to the salmon burgers. It also works well to use old bay seasoning instead of or in addition to the basil. I served these on drop biscuits which were cut in half and added a slice of tomato, chopped fresh onion, and the above mentioned grilled onion and yogurt spread.
These were delicious although I changed up the recipe a little.I added grated carrot, finely cut spinach, some sweet pepper, a cup of mash potatoes and garbanzo beans which I processed. These were all leftovers I included to make it healthier.I also used plain bread crumbs and added Italian seasoning since I didn't have any of the one used in the original recipe.I must say these were wonderful and my family enjoyed them.With all the extra ingredients added I was able to make seven large burgers : )
Good, solid recipe. Made some substitutions that were on-hand and proved to be really tasty. Instead of parsley and basil = used fresh dill. Loved the flavor of the dill + lemon. Instead of Italian seasoning breadcrumbs = used panko + Jane's Crazy Mixed-Up Salt (to taste). Also added a dash of garlic powder (or fresh would be great). For the sauce, used less lemon, added more fresh dill, a dash of garlic powder again and 1 oz of softened light cream cheese + a dash of pepper. Fish-wary husband ate two. I consider that a success!!
These were better than the way I had been making mine. Thjs is how I modified to where it makes two patties. I used 1 6oz can wild alaskan salmon, then I used one egg white, 3TBSP fresh parsley, 3 TBSP breadcrumbs, I did 3/4TBP minced onion, 3/4 TBSP lemon juice, 1/4 tsp dried basil and the pinch of red pepper flakes. Then I baked in the oven per another reviewers instructions to cut out the oil. They were awesome. I made a spicy garlic aioli instead of the lemon mayo listed.
This is an excellent salmon burger/patty! I was looking for a "dressed up" meal---and altered this recipe by serving it on rice and prepared a lemon/pepper white sauce to spoon on top. The sauce was: 2 T. butter melted in a saucepan, add 1 whole onion chopped, saute till onions start to soften. Sift and stir in 1 1/2 T. flour. Immediately add 1 c. 2% milk (or half and half for a creamier sauce). Stir until thickened. Add 1/2 tsp. lemon/pepper (or more if you like it hot/spicy). Serve with steamed broccoli. We loved it!
There is nothing pedestrian about this recipe. It was quick and they really tasted great. Next time I will double the sauce, it's really tasty! We had this with Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder.YUMMY!
Delicious! I used homemade bread crumbs to which I added some Italian seasoning. Also doubled the sauce, which I highly recommend if, like me, you like a saucy sandwich!
These were great!! I used some vacuum sealed smoked salmon we had purchased while in Alaska, so it added a little smokey taste as well. I made 4 patties for the 2 of us- the first night we had them on buns, and the second night we put them in a big salad. Very, very tasty, and will definately make them again!!
Just ok, wouldn't make again. Make sure your can of salmon says boneless & skinless... I got a can full of bones & spent awhile picking them out. This would prob be better with fresh salmon.
Everyone loved them! I only had a lime so used that instead, still very tassty. I also added garlic powder and black pepper instead of hot pepper. A nice, tasty, quick and economical meal.
Incredibly delicious! Didn't have bread crumbs so I used crushed unsalted saltines, and let the mixture sit for about 10 mins to let it bond together. I also made four patties instead of six. The sauce went perfectly with these. I served this with Onion Rice from this site with some veggies and all four of us LOVED dinner tonight. Thanks MELDS!
Good recipe. served on buns with a little lettuce and a creamy cucumber dill sauce.
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I am not a fan of fish in a can, but this didn't have a fishy taste at all. I've used this recipe 3 times already. The first time was amazing because I let it marinate for some time since I didn't have fresh parsley and didn't want to continue without it so it sat in a covered bowl taking in all of the flavors for atleast an hour. The second time around I just threw it together for a quick dinner (used bottled lemon juice)and it was good, but not amazing. The third time I allowed it to marinate to get that oh so good flavor and used fresh lemon... actually half of a lemon and half of a lime (all I had) which added a nice taste. I can't imagine trying any other recipe for Salmon Burgers but will eventually venture out :) Thanks for a great recipe!
This was pretty good, I only had dried parsley, but will definitely use fresh next time, I think it makes a difference. Also, I didn't have red pepper, but will also make sure I add it in next time I make them. Also fresh lemon for sure is a must!
I had a 5oz foil pack of boneless, skinless salmon that I used so I modified the servings as it was only me and my 5 year old eating;. They kind of came out like crab cakes;(which I love) and I told my son they were "krabby patties" lol- sold! The mayo, (which I just kind of added the ingredients as I saw fit) was awesome. I tried making salmon burgers/patties once about 12 years ago. They were horrid. But now if we need a quick, cheap, weeknight dinner, this is easy, tastier than tuna casserole, and healthier than fish sticks!
These are so easy and SO delicious! I could literally eat them every day. For all meals. Nothing beats healthy, simple and super delicious! I'd certainly serve these for company!
I added dill instead of basil and loved the flavor. I made it with gluten free breadcrumbs and it's a keeper!
This is definitely a keeper. I couldn't find a 16 oz. can of salmon; it was something like 14.5. I made 4 patties instead of 6. I didn't feel like dicing an onion for only 2 Tbsps., so I used dried onion flakes. Instead of red pepper flakes, I used cayenne. And I cut the mayo with non-fat, plain yogurt and used dill instead of basil. Oh, and I used canola oil instead of vegetable oil. Very tasty burgers!
These were excellent!! The only thing I did different is I used WW saltines instead of bread crumbs. THey browned beautifully and everyone at the table loved them! Thanks!
I have several salmon burger recipes, but this is the one I always use. They are easy, use ingredients I always have on hand, and are delish! I always make them into 4 patties, and ususally need to use more breadcrumbs than it calls for.
Oh man, so good! And I don't even really like salmon. These are so healthy and easy. My 2.5 year old ate it, and my husband asked me to make it again. I made it exactly as written. I ran out of sauce though... next time I will double it. Also, this made 4 medium size burgers. 6 would have been pretty small.
Yum, these were so good! Hubby loved them too. I made as directed and put them on buns with tomato. The lemon basil mayo really added to the flavor! I too was a little taken aback by the bones and skin in the can, but was able to pick it out okay. I served them on large size whole wheat buns, so only got three patties from the mix. Will definitely make these again!
I used plain yogurt instead of mayonaise with dill instead of basil. Also used olive oil. These taste really good in a sandwhich.
These were pretty good and I really liked the lemon mayo. I followed the recipe exactly and only came out with four small patties. I did find that two eggs was way too much. Maybe the recipe meant small eggs? It was too wet to shape, so I added another 1/4 of breadcrumbs and it worked much better. I also baked them. Next time I'll only add 1 egg, but these were good and they stayed together.
For one that absolutely does not care for salmon, I found this delectible. I chose to eat the salmon open-faced spreading the mayonnaise sauce over the top with some lettuce (in an effort to eliminate some of the carbs). Real quick to make and perfect to serve as a lenten meal.
This is very good recipie. I made exactly as directed and they turned out great. I also make a very similar "burger". I omit the pepper flakes and lemon juice and add about 2 tsps. of Old Bay or to taste. They hold together well and the Old Bay gives it a little kick.
Kids loved them! I used 3 (6 oz) cans of salmon and baked them at 325 F for 10 min on each side, per, other user. Mine only made 4 and 1/2 (made a small one for my baby). So I guess mine were a little bit bigger. They stayed together for the most part. Overall, pretty impressed. I would make more of the lemon mayo though, I couldn't taste enough of it.
In my day, I'm 62, this recipe would be called Salmon Patties, love them since 1955, everything except the red pepper flakes.
Pretty good. Used yogurt in dip instead of mayo. Froze them and took to work for lunch!
Made these for husband and I... it was delicious! The sauce was superb too :) You will NOT be disappointed.
These burgers are awsome! Always looking for new healthy ways to cook salmon. Been cooking salmon burgers similar to this from Rachel Ray and I love them. I didnt have any parsley so I ommitted that this round, and only had lemon juice in a bottle but still turned out great. Added a little seafood seasoning and crushed garlic. Took the advise of another review and sprayed these with pam and cooked them in the oven for 10 min on each side on 375 degrees... PERFECT! Also added come chpped capers to the mayo, me and my boyfriend raved over these ...thank you so much
"Yummy" is right! Only thing I wasn't crazy about was the sauce. I thought it was dull, added a few dashes of Texas Pete and it still needed something. But the Salmon burgers were perfect!
I omitted the onions, but they still turned out great. The sauce goes very well with the burgers, it's nice and lemony.
This has become a pantry staple at our house. The burgers are always yummy. Often I don't have fresh parsley on hand and a smaller amount of dried works just fine. Canned wild caught salmon is a secret way to get the high quality, healthy fish at a fraction of the cost of fresh wild salmon.
My family loved this! It was so delicious! I added a bell pepper and used panko instead of breadcrumbs. I tripled the recipe, but used one egg and some egg white (but not as much as the recipe called for). And, per another reviewer's suggestion, I baked them instead of frying them. They were not quite as crispy as if I'd fried them, but still delicious and healthier. Great recipe! Thanks!
These were really great. I don't eat a ton of fish, and my mom is a proclaimed non fish eater.. but we both loved these. I was a little wary about finding bones in canned salmon (plus, the mother says it too closely resembles cat food in that form..) So I bought 12oz of salmon filet and put it in the food processor for about 10 seconds. I also almost doubled the amount of breadcrumbs so it would taste even less fishy, and added some hot mustard as well. I ended up with 4 nice sized patties all together, and they were great!
These are really good. For another great salmon sandwich, try it on a bagel with onion and cream cheese - a deli classic: http://imunchie.com/liorhartenstein/munchies/salmon-bagel
These burgers were amazing! My picky 3 and 4 year old devoured them! I added garlic to the mix and used more bread crumbs to make sure they wud stick also i used actual salmon fillets and broke them apart myself and cooked them in evoo for a more healthy twist. The sauce was good. I definately will be making these again!!!
Pretty good, especially for a weeknight meal. I tasted the mixture (before adding the egg) and found that I needed to add some additional spices, so I added some onion powder, sea salt, and more basil. A word of warning, the scaling mechanism seems to be off on this recipe. I scaled it to be a recipe for 2 people and it said to still use a 16 oz can of salmon as well as a whole egg, which would have been waaaay too much salmon and a bit too much egg. Canned salmon comes in two varieties: with the skin and bones (which are edible, since they're so soft and provide a lot of nutrients) and without. You can get the kind without bones and skin at Costco near the canned tuna. Just FYI.
I think that this is the best and easiest salmon patty recipe I've come across! I used 1 tablespoon of dried parsley instead of fresh, quick oats in place of bread crumbs plus 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, added 1 clove of minced garlic and left out the pepper flakes. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of both turmeric and curry (only because I add them to most meals for their medicinal purposes). I baked them on a pan oiled with canola oil at 350, but I think I'll try 400 degrees next time. I also did not make/try the dressing.
My husband went nuts over these burgers. I would agree that it is a restaurant quality recipe. So flavorful. I do think it is stretching it saying that it will feed 6 people. Next time we will double the recipe for our family of 5. Do not omit the sauce - it definitely adds to the whole delightful experience.
yum! I baked them at 325 for 10 minutes on each side. Turned out well. All the family liked them. Will make again.
This turned out light and great for summer. Halved the recipe and made 2 full patties. The accompanying sauce is pretty lemony, but works well with the flavors of the salmon burger. A great weeknight dish, thanks!
Really good! Other recipes I've tried were too "fishy!" I cooked them in my Foreman Grill so as not to heat up the house on a hot summer day. I added hot sauce to the sauce to give it some kick. Another note - first time I used canned salmon - the bones scared me at first, I took out the big chunks and once everything was mixed together they disappeared.
Delish! I was never a big salmon fan, but I do love fish and seafood and I am trying to bring more of it in to my diet. This is definately going in the repertoire!
Very good. i used less basil, since im not a huge fan, and for the sauce i added a lil extra mayo i thought it was a bit lemony for me. other wise excellent!!!!
These were very easy to make and tasted great. Came out tender and juicy, not overly dry like I remember salmon patties of yesteryear. I will be making these again.
This recipe was wonderfully reminiscent of a recipe my mom used to make. These burgers held together extremely well. I added a few things....I threw in about a Tablespoon of dijon mustard and made a sweet basil roasted red pepper spread to put on the burgers. To make the spread: In a food processor combine 1/2 cup light cream cheese, 1 roasted red pepper, 3 T of basil paste( usually you can buy in fresh food section) and some salt and pepper.
Super yummy! I added a little extra onion because I love it :) I made it on homemade wheat buns like little slider burgers and they were great!
my hubby really liked these. Next time i will use fresh fish, as the canned salmon had lots of bones in them.
The pattie held together and was a good flavor. I used lemon pepper rather than lemon juice. The canned salmon was a little scarey at first but I picked out the bones and skin it was just fine.
Made this last night. We loved them. When making the patties, I didn't think they were going to stay together, but they did. I had mine with a salad, my husband on a roll. We followed the recipe, and were very happy with it as is. Very tasty, very filling.
Really good. My patties were delicate and wanted to break apart but it all worked out in the end.
AMAZING!!!! I was kind of hesitant using canned salmon but it was well worth it :-) I only used 1 egg and I put a little garlic powder in it as well. They turned out perfect! I will definitely be making these again.
Awesome as is! This recipe is also great for salmon patties.
This recipe utterly deserves its high rating because these burgers were delicious and perfect. The -only- thing I changed about the burgers was adding dried parsley and onion flakes vs. fresh. For the sauce I added 1tsp dijon mustard, 1/2tsp dill and 1tsp minced garlic to ~3tbsp mayo (and lemon juice and basil).
Oh my goodness... I don't think I have enough words to describe how wonderfully these turned out! The hubby thought it was great, and even my picky 3 year old son inhaled his before I could ask him what he thought of it LOL. The only changes I made was onion powder instead of the chopped onion(sadly I had no onions left to chop up for this) & I added a bit of garlic powder, maybe 1/2 tsp. This is definitely a recipe I will save and make over and over again. Thank you!!
I bought salmon fillets and put them through the food processor, rather than using canned salmon. EVERYONE loved these salmon burgers. I've had several requests to make them again!
Um, Yum! My picky daughter even ate them!
yummy for canned salmon!
This is great - I added Old Bay seasoning to it. For the mayo I added chipotle Tabasco sauce instead of lemon, since we like it spicy. Awesome flavor combo. I agree with the other commenters though that this only made 4 burgers, definitely not more. Thanks for sharing!
These are extremely easy and very good. I followed the recipe exactly except that I "dusted" the outside of the patties with Panko crumbs. Once I got them into the pan, I had no trouble with them falling apart. I will be making these again for sure.
I've used this recipe several times and we all really like it in our family. The traditional style canned salmon may not be pretty but it's very nutritious. You mash up the(very soft) bones right along with everything else & it has a ton of calcium!
pretty tasty. I added 1/4 of flax seed for the extra omega and fiber.
Very yummy, I actually used fresh salmon, but I baked it for about 20 minutes instead of using the can salmon.
I give this 4 stars because my husband wasn't crazy about them, but me and my daughter loved them. I made this exact recipe the other day, the two eggs it calls for was perfect for me, but I think I made them too thick, I made four and fried them on the stove in a little bit of oil, but they weren't cooking in the middle, so I had to put them in the oven. But today I mixed it up and dipped each patty in seasoned flour and fried them in my fryer and they came out delicious, I baked the others for me and my daughter with no flour and I thought they were great. My husband ate it on hamburger buns with mustard and ketchup, he wasn't crazy about the mayo. Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!
I enjoyed this very much. The salmon had a ton of flavor and I actually ate it plain with no bun. Looking forward to making this again.
This takes away alot of the fishy taste of Salmon. Better than those recipes that do not use lemon, for sure!
Yes they were yummy! A bit too moist using two eggs. Ended up making four patties. Wish there was more flavor or heat ( next time I might try adding more pepper flakes ). Would make again.
It's not the best salmon burger recipe I've ever made but it's definitely one of the easiest and when I need a quick dinner where everything is in the pantry already, this is a great one.
My family loves this recipe. I add one can of tuna to the mix to make it stretch farther.
Simple and tasty!
This recipe was great! We added spicy wasabi mayo from Trader Joes and it gave it a great kick! I also chopped up fresh salmon instead of canned. Really easy and quick!
Ok, let me just say that salmon is not one of my favorites to eat. Neither is it for my kids. But I came across this recipe and after checking out the comments I thought I should give it a try. My 11 yr. old son absolutely loved it and has asked me to make it again. This has become a favorite for him. My daughter loved it as well and so did I. Going to be making this again on Monday for my son. The only thing I can say is 16 ounces is not enough for three people. I doubled it and I feel like I should have trippled it because I almost didn't have enough.
Very good recipe, my husband loved these. I made 4 burgers and served on toasted bread with tomato and onion. I will make again but next time will try with just 1 egg.
This is the best salmon burger recipe I've found so far. They are a little fragile and tough to flip, but they taste great. The mayo sauce is a good addition.
The flavors really blend well together. I used a 1 lb salmon fillet rather than the canned variety. Just gave it a couple pulses with the food processor.
This is a great recipe, one in which I cant get enough of. I've discovered this recipe 10/13 and ive been making it ever since. I need to STOP! lol. However, this is a GREAT recipe and no matter what you substitute it with...it'll always taste great.
Fantastic! a great light dinner. I served with the curried three bean salad on this website! Yummy!
Made these for lunch today for my 2 boys (1.5yrs and 4) and they couldn't get enough. Loved it! I made them into small, flattened rounds about the size of chicken nuggets and they ate them with the dipping sauce (recipe provided). My only change was that I Used chopped cilantro in place of parsley and in place of the basil in the mayo sauce. Yummy!
We really enjoyed these burgers. We do not like mayo and so we used tarter sauce instead. Still very yummy.
I rarely rate recipes, but I have to pipe up here. This is a go-to, never-fail recipe for salmon burgers. It's one thing I can get my teenage sons to agree on. I triple the recipe, they'll eat them for dinner, and will heat up the leftovers for a snack. They are delicious.
This makes a delicious weight watcher lunch or dinner.