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Easy Jalapeño Cheddar Salmon Burgers

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
YIELDS
5 burgers
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COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
YIELDS
5 burgers
RATE THIS RECIPE
(50)

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce raw, center-cut, skinless salmon filets, reserve 5oz of salmon filet to roughly chop
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cup chopped green onion
  • 1 jalapeño, diced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 1 tomato on the vine, ¼-inch slice
  • 1 avocado, ¼-inch slice
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Chef notes

Technique Tip: If you prefer a spicier burger, don’t remove the seeds from the jalapeño peppers. Once the ingredients are folded together, you should still be able to see chunks of salmon — it should not look like minced meat. This is both so: (a) people can see that they are eating fish); and (b) the patty is not as dry since over-mincing can dry out the burger once cooked.

Swap Option: You can use regular panko breadcrumbs if you can’t find gluten-free panko. In a pinch, finely ground breadcrumbs will work too.

Preparation

1.

Add 15 ounces of salmon to a high-powered blender or food processor. Using the Pulse setting, blend until the salmon is sticky but not totally homogeneous. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

2.

Add remaining ingredients — including 5 ounces of roughly chopped salmon — to the bowl and stir until just combined.  

3.

Evenly divide the mixture to create 5 patties. Place on a plate, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to become firm.

4.

Set oven to 425 F.

5.

In a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, spray with neutral oil and gently add the salmon burgers. Sear for 1 to 2 minutes and then flip, continuing to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the edges of the salmon burger turn brown and crispy.

6.

Transfer the patties to a parchment-lined sheet tray and bake for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the burgers and your preference of doneness.
Once cooked, place each burger on a bun with lettuce, sliced tomato and avocado.