Salmon burgers with lemon-yogurt sauce

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    These are a little like crab cakes, but they're made with fresh salmon and cooked on the barbecue. The secret to juicy salmon burgers is to chop the salmon coarsely with a knife instead of blending it in a food processor.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Salmon burgers
    • 1.125kg (2 1/2 pounds) skinless salmon fillets, bones removed
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 40g finely chopped parsley
    • 25g finely chopped spring onions
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 60g breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • Lemon-yogurt sauce
    • 120ml plain yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped spring onion
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • To serve
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 brioche buns, split and toasted
    • 40g fresh rocket

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Chop salmon into chunky pieces. Transfer to a bowl with 40g freshly chopped parsley, 25g chopped spring onions, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, breadcrumbs, seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; mix together with your hands. Divide into 8 equal portions and pat into thick burgers. Chill, covered, at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
    2. Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons spring onion, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
    3. Preheat barbecue to medium heat. Oil grate.
    4. Brush salmon burgers with oil. Cook on the grate, turning carefully, until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve on buns with yogurt sauce and rocket leaves.

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    I just tried these last week and absolutely loved them!! I tried to follow exactly because to me, that's the only way to judge it fairly, however I didnt have exactly the same seasonings. I have a bottled seasoning mix that's a New Orleans blend that I really like and we dont like things too spicy or hot at all so I cut down on the total amount of seasonings that were called for. I also cooked mine in my large cast iron skillet and got a nice seared outside on them. (yes you have to be careful when you turn them over!) And we did not eat them on buns, just played them and served with potato salad. The reason for 4 stars is the sauce. They def would have been even better with some kind of sauce, but not the one in the recipe. I'm sorry but I made it exactly as written, in fact I doubled it as a few reviewers suggested, because they loved it so much, but all I tasted was yogurt! I'm not a fan of plain yogurt, and that's all it tasted like. Even after sitting for awhile, no other flavor came through. So...I'm in need of a good salmon sauce, but as far as salmon pattys(burgers)go, these are #1 in my book!  -  07 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    soooo gooood. next time i will make extra sauce. yum!  -  24 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made exactly according to recipe and it felt like it was missing something, but still really tasty!  -  22 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)