This is one type of seafood burger that my fam really enjoy during the warmer months of the year. They are easy to make, packed with protein and quite delicious!! And the clean up is just as easy!! Pair them with your favorite salad and dip, then showcase your creation with pride!! You will earn many encores!!
what does salmon burger taste like?
This salmon burger has a nice fresh taste that comes from the lemon zest, scallions, garlic and wasabi. You don’t need to add much to this dish since everything has been done for you already! It’s definitely not fishy and loaded with tons of protein and vitamin, plus it’s gluten free!! Lastly, thanks to the broiling method, it will end up with a beautiful caramelized salmon that’s crispy outside, then soft and moist inside! Don’t you want to try this now??
tips about broiling salmon
So I have tried multiple methods on broiling the salmon in the oven. If you are planning to place the oven rack in the middle of the oven, the cooking time will be twice as long. The method that worked the best for this dish was putting the rack higher up, closer to the heat source. This lessoned the cooking time and the patty seemed to retain more moisture. Just FYI if you end up in a situation like this.
did the wasabi make the salmon spicy?
Not at all. There was no spicy after taste. I was confirmed by my eight year old. Just make sure you incorporate it well into the patty before broiling. Think of it as a neutralizer, like the way you would add mustard to certain meat dishes. It helped tone down the fishy scent in my opinion. You can also use horseradish in place of wasabi.
what kind of greens are in this burger?
I typically pair this burger with a salad mix from Taylor Farms from Costco called Sweet Kale Chopped Kit. Make the salad while the salmon is broiling and you are good to go! Since the salad already has some sweetness and a nice crunch, it pairs perfectly with this burger without extra dressing or sauce! Give it a try today!!
Broiled Salmon Burger
- 1 lb fresh salmon fillet diced, small
- 1 Tbsp garlic minced
- ½ Tbsp lemon zest grated
- ½ Tbsp wasabi paste or horseraddish
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1 egg, large
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp yellow corn meal
- 1 Tbsp mirin
- 3 Tbsp arrowroot flour
Optional Pairing ingredients
- hamburger buns
- Yogurt dill dip
- Salad Mix kit
- fresh lemon wedges
- Into a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for salmon and arrowroot powder. Stir gently with spoon until incorporated. Set aside.
- Place the oven rack closer to the top, about 6" away from the heat source. Preheat oven, broil on high.
- Chop salmon into tiny cubes and add to the mixing bowl. Mix until fish is coated well. Add arrowroot powder at end. Depending on the size of the egg, may use 2~3Tbsp of arrowroot powder.
- Unto a greased cookie sheet, drop ⅓ cup of patty at a time. Flattening as you go, making it about 1/2" thick rounds.
- Broil for for 6-7min without turning, until browned on top and opaque throughout. Makes 8 patties.