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Salmon Burger w/ Sesame Mayo

Salmon is one of my favorite fishes, it's so versatile and delicious. Fry it, poach it, smoke it or even eat it raw...it's always delicious in my book! It doesn't have an overly potent fish flavor and it's also very delicate and flakey. I always keep a pack of frozen salmon filets in the freezer, cause not only is it delicious but they make a really quick meal. What I did here was just chop up a salmon filet and mixed it with some egg, panko, red pepper, garlic and made some salmon burgers. The red pepper added great texture and flavor to the burger and the sesame mayo has become one of my favorites, enjoy! 

  • 1 cup red bell pepper, medium dice
  • 3/4 cup panko 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs salmon filets, skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 buttered & toasted sandwich rolls
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 tomato slices
  • Sesame mayonnaise, recipe follows

In a medium bowl, combine peppers, panko, garlic, and salmon.
In a small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt; add to pepper mixture, tossing gently to combine. Form mixture into 8 patties.
Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Grill or cook patties, 5 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Spread Sesame Mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Top each with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and salmon patty. Cover with tops of buns.

Sesame Mayo Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
Sesame Mayo Directions

In a small bowl combine all the ingredients, cover and chill.

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