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Lemon Basil Salmon Burgers

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Fish is expensive- which is why I love canned fish as an alternative to get in those all-important omega-3’s for less! Two cans of wild caught salmon will run you about $6, which is 1/3 of the price of fresh and you would never know these were made with canned fish- they’re fresh and delicious. We make these burgers all summer long!

Chef Notes:

  • They are delicate- so handle with care!
  • Refrigerating is not option- it helps them to firm up so they
  • If grilling, using some foil can be helpful to prevent slipping through the grates.

Lemon Basil Salmon Burgers

Ingredients: 

  • 2 5-oz cans of wild-caught salmon (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (or homemade)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced very small
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper or cayenne (optional)
  • oil for cooking

To serve:
Buns or lettuce wrap
Avocado, tomato, arugula or greens
Basil Aioli (mayonnaise mixed with fresh basil and grated garlic)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into one large ball and divide into four. Carefully form into four patties.
  2. Place patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in fridge for 20-30 minutes to let set.
  3. Pan-sear or grill on a well-oiled pan or sprayed grill, 4-5 minutes per side, or bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.

If prepping ahead, keep dressing separate. Keeps in fridge 2-3 days.

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Lemon Basil Salmon Burgers

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 Burgers 1x

Ingredients

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2 5-oz cans of wild-caught salmon (boneless, skinless)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (or homemade)
2 eggs
2 tbsp red onion, diced very small
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
pinch ground black pepper or cayenne (optional)
oil for cooking

To serve: 
Buns or lettuce wrap
Avocado, tomato, arugula or greens
Basil aioli 

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into one large ball and divide into four. Carefully form into four patties. 

2. Place patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in fridge for 20-30 minutes to let set. 

3. Pan-sear or grill on a well-oiled pan or sprayed grill, 4-5 minutes per side, or bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. 

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