Summer may be coming to an end, but while the sun stays shining, we’re still grilling! If you’ve already exhausted all your favorite grill-out recipes, why not try salmon? Take a break from the hamburgers and hot dogs, and instead choose premium, healthy salmon for your next barbeque!
Salmon can be made into patties for the perfect end-of-summer burger meal. It has great texture and flavor without the grease and calories. You can pair a salmon burger with fries, grilled veggies, or pretty much any side dish you normally eat with your grilled entrees. But, exactly how do you grill this delicate protein? Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to grill salmon burgers. Let’s go!
How to Grill Salmon Burgers
Grilled Salmon Burger Recipe
- 3 Oshēn salmon filets
- 2 TB dijon mustard
- 1 TB mayonnaise
- 1 TB lemon juice
- ½ tsp grated lemon zest
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 c + 2 TB panko breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper
- 2 TB olive oil
- Desired toppings
How to Grill Salmon Burgers
Before you get started, you should definitely check out our salmon grilling tips blog post! It gives you all the hints you need to cook the perfect grilled salmon meal. Every meat cooks differently, so it’s good to be prepared for the unique challenges of your chosen protein. Here are a few tips from the article to help you get started:
- Choose quality salmon like our ocean-farmed fresh salmon filets.
- Ensure your grill grates are clean.
- Use a fish spatula.
- Preheat your grill before cooking.
- Serve with a delicious cocktail. (Maybe not a required tip, but definitely one you won’t regret following!)
Now that you have some pro tips. Let’s get into it:
Ensure you’ve removed the pin bones from your salmon filets. You can use standard needle-nose pliers and a cutting board to do this. Full directions for how to remove pin bones can be found here.
Prepare a baking sheet by covering it in parchment paper and brushing it with olive oil. Also prepare a grill pan by covering that in foil. Then, preheat the grill to medium-high heat or about 300° F.
Cut the salmon into chunks. Then, put salmon, dijon mustard, mayo, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cayenne into a food processor. Blend until it’s a puree. Place the salmon paste, the scallions, 2 TB of panko, and ½ tsp of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon until it’s all combined.
Form your salmon into equal patties that are all ¾ inch thick, and place them on the baking sheet. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove patties from the refrigerator. Then, put the remaining panko on a plate, and coat each side of the patties in the panko. Your patties are ready for the grill now!
Grill using a fish spatula until golden brown. The fish should flake off easily with a fork when they’re done. Flip and cook each side for about 10 minutes, though cook times can vary depending on the size of the burgers. While you’ve got the grill heated, toast the buns. It elevates the salmon patties like icing on a cake!
Salmon burgers are the perfect unique dish for an upscale grill-out experience!
If you’re sick of the same-old, same-old, spice up your barbeque game with salmon burgers! They don’t take long to cook up and they’re guaranteed to please any dinner guest. Show off your refined taste and legendary grilling skills with this delicious salmon patty recipe!
For more recipes and more tips on how to cook salmon, check out our blog! We’ve got plenty for you, even when the temperature drops. And, for the very best nutritious and delicious ocean-farmed salmon, look no further than our salmon filets. They ship directly to you, and with code FRESH, you can save 15% at checkout. Let’s get after it!