Salmon & Avocado Burgers
These delicious salmon burgers with avocado are the BEST Midweek dinner, especially now the kids are back in school, and life is a whole lot busier, it’s a good idea to have some simple, but tasty, family meal ideas up your sleeve. These burgers are so easy, tasty and super healthy. Serve them in hamburger buns or with a salad and definately with chips!
Ok!!! so lets whip up the ingredients, grab a big bowl.....
Ingredients: Makes 6 Burgers
1 pound salmon fillet
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 large ripe avocado, cut into chunks
1 minced jalapeño pepper, remove seeds for less heat (optional, but recommended)
1/2 lime, juiced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried or 3 sprigs fresh basil
pinch of chili pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Can I Use Canned Salmon for Salmon Patties?
I really love the texture of these fresh salmon patties, but if its all you have, try canned salmon. Use a can of wild salmon for this recipe. Canned wild salmon is less expensive than fresh or frozen wild salmon and it’s just as healthy.
How to Make Salmon Burgers:
They come together so easily....
Start by removing the skin of the salmon with a sharp knife. Then, either chop the salmon up or use a food processor for quick preparation and minimal mess. I like to keep chunks of salmon in the mix for extra texture, and not make it an entirely smooth puree.
Now, place the chopped salmon in a large bowl with all of the other ingredients and stir well to combine.
Make into 6 salmon patties.
Good news is these 1/2-inch salmon patties don’t drastically shrink on the grill like beef or turkey burgers. Salmon patties cook up quick. On a medium to medium-high grill, cook for about 4 minutes on one side and 2-3 minutes on the other side.
Definitely keep a close eye on these burgers. If they’re on the grill too long, they will dry out and won’t be near as AMAZING!!!
Salmon Burger Sauce
There are a variety of sauces that you can top your salmon burgers with, a normal mayonnaise or marie rose sauce would be perfect!!!
A quick lemon dill basil sauce is the ultimate compliment though.
Fresh basil, shallots, lemon, mustard, and spicy cayenne pepper are added to a creamy mayonnaise base. Believe me. You’re going to want to serve extra sauce on the side to dip each bite!
Enjoy every bite!!!
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