Fresh wild salmon mixed with Asian flavors make quick and healthy salmon burgers. Spice it up with a little Sriracha mayonnaise for an easy dinner everyone will love.
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Wild salmon is in season and relatively cheap. We got a great deal on some, so we stocked up. The plan was for my husband to make Homemade Smoked Salmon. The wild salmon sat in the refrigerator for a couple of days, and I got the feeling smoked salmon was not going to be made. I can’t really blame him. It has been a very rough summer for us. His father passed away unexpectedly last month; then he was told he is being laid off in September. Life is a tad stressful around these parts right now. So I am not really going to push him about making smoked salmon.
Instead I commandeered the salmon and turned it into these scrumptious salmon burgers. It was seriously simple. The wild salmon went into the food processor along with some Asian flavors and an egg. I whirled it up and formed patties. The salmon burgers were cooked in a hot cast-iron pan to get that delectable sear on the outside. In a few minutes they were done. It doesn’t take long. Mixing up some Sriracha sauce with mayonnaise made a delicious condiment to top these lovely creatures.
I served them with some buns we had in the freezer. Your eyes are not deceiving you. I used two different buns, one kaiser and one pretzel bun. Hey, it is what I had. We are all about money-saving and using food wisely especially now. We simply topped the Asian Salmon Burgers with cilantro, but feel free to cut some lettuce and tomato to top yours. I was just too lazy to do it. Do you notice when you are stressed, you want to do nothing? I am all about finding exceptionally easy recipes to get dinner on the table in a hurry right now.
These turned out so much better than I even imagined, and I imagined they would be pretty darn good. They were lip smacking, make it again the next night, good. Next time wild salmon is on sale, I will be making these pink beauties again. Even my soon to be 10-year-old loved them. She wanted the leftover salmon burger the next night. Easy, quick, inexpensive and down right delicious that is just what we need right now. Be sure to watch the video below to see just how easy they are to make for your family.
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Healthy Asian Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayonnaise
- 1 lb . wild skinless salmon fillet , chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves , minced
- 2 tbsp . chopped Cilantro
- 2 tbsp . green onion , chopped
- 2 tbsp . hoisin sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp . Salt
- 1 tsp . ground Ginger
- ¼ tsp . five-spice powder
- 2 tsp . grape seed oil
- ¼ cup light olive oil mayonnaise
- 1 tsp . to 1 tbsp. sriracha
- 4 buns
- Optional toppings – lettuce , cabbage, tomato, cilantro
Add first nine ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until combined and coarsely pureed.
Divide into four and make four patties. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat.
Add grape seed oil and swirl around the pan.
Cook burgers about 3 to 4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Stir together mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
Serve on top of buns with a tablespoon of sriracha mayonnaise and toppings of your choice.
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