Make mouthwatering Pike Place Fish salmon patties

Try these delicious salmon patties for a hearty burger, courtesy of the crew from the famed Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. The recipe is featured int he new cookbook, "Pike Place Fish Guys."

Pike Place Fish salmon patties
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Makes 4 servings


  • For patties

    • 1 pound boneless, skinless wild salmon, finely chopped
    • 4 teaspoons avocado or extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Our Own Rub
    • 1 teaspoon Northwest Seafood Seasoning
    • 1 cup panko
  • For Our Own Rub:

    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
    • 1/2 cup dried cilantro
    • 11/2 tablespoons fennel seed
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic pepper seasoning
    • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
    • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ground celery seed
    • 1/4 cup dried granulated onion
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground chipotle chile
  • Northwest Seafood Seasoning

    • 1/3 cup dried minced garlic
    • 1/3 cup dried granulated onion
    • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
    • 4 teaspoons dried granulated lemon peel
    • 1/3 cup dried dill
    • 1/3 cup paprika
    • 2 tablespoons celery seed
    • 1/2 cup dried parsley
    • 1/4 cup medium-grind black pepper


Baking Directions:

For rub:Combine the brown sugar, paprika, cilantro, fennel seed, garlic pepper, salt, celery seed, onion, and chipotle in a bowl. Store in a covered container for at least 6 months.For Northwest Seafood Seasoning:Combine the garlic, onion, salt, lemon peel, dill, paprika, celery seed, parsley, and pepper in a bowl. Store in a covered container for at least 6 months.For patties:Place the chopped salmon in a large bowl and add 2 teaspoons of the avocado oil, the rub, and the seafood seasoning. Mix thoroughly with your hands. Add the panko and mix to combine.Form the mixture evenly into 4 patties, packing them firmly around the edges so they don't fall apart (we use a burger press at the shop). Each patty should be between 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick.Preheat a skillet (cast iron works well) over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of avocado oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is nearly smoking, add the patties and cook for 3 minutes. Turn carefully with a spatula and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. The patties may also be grilled over medium-high heat for the same amount of time.


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