Jul 29, 2014

Naked Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo


Packed with omegas and delicious!

Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These salmon burgers are the perfect example. So much flavor in these burgers made with wild salmon, served on a bed of arugula with sliced avocado and a spicy sriracha mayo – a bun would only disguise it.

These burgers can be formed earlier in the day, or even the night before. Refrigerating them before cooking helps them hold together firm during cooking. Another tip is to put some of the salmon in the food processor or chopper. It creates "glue" that keeps everything together.


Last fall, Calphalon released a new line of Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware and they sent me a few items of my choice to review. I've been using their nonstick cookware for years, as you may have seen in many of my photos so I replaced some of my favorites items with their new line, because I don't know about you, but as much as I love cooking – washing dishes is not for me! I put this grill pan to the test with these salmon burgers and was very happy with how they cooked. 
 

Naked Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger • Old Pts: 6 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 290 • Fat: 15 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 26 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 397 mg • Cholesterol: 113 mg

Ingredients:

For the Spicy Sriracha Mayo:

  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise (Hellman's)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

For the salmon patties:

  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 6 tbsp panko
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound wild salmon fillet
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher saltcooking spray
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 oz avocado, sliced

Directions:

Combine mayonnaise and sriracha, set aside.

Remove the skin from the salmon, and cut about a 4 oz piece off. Place in a food processor or chopper to finely chop. This will help hold the burgers together.  With a knife finely chop the remaining salmon.



In a medium bowl combine the salmon with the bell peppers, panko and garlic.

In a small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt; add to salmon mixture, tossing gently to combine. Form mixture into 4 patties and refrigerate at least one hour, this will help the burgers become firm and hold together during cooking.


Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Cook the patties 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Place arugula on each plate, top each with salmon burger, 1 tbsp of mayo and avocado slices – enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen for Food Network

66 comments :

  1. These look delicious! I just bought a lot of canned wild salmon at Costco - do you think it would work in place of the fresh salmon? Thanks!

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    1. I would love to know this as well!

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    2. Yes I used canned salmon in my salmon cakes.

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    3. Use my salmon cake recipe instead, it can be made with canned salmon.

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    4. Is there a link to your salmon cake recipe? Is it the baked salmon cakes?

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  2. I'm sad to say I have premade salmon patties and it's my first time buying them and I had no idea what to put on them, but I'll be trying the spicy mayo and avacado on a naked 'burger'

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    1. Glad to help! You'll love it!

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    2. If you have a Costco, they sell a herbed fish sprinkle that is delish if you want to go sans the mayo and siracha or as an additional seasoning. My hubby loves siracha, so I will try this.

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  3. Those look fabulous! Love the sriracha mayo :)

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  4. Would these work on the outdoor grill as well, or do they require a non-stick surface?

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    1. Sure! As long as you clean the grates and oil them, they will be fine. Salmon is an oily fish, so that also helps.

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  5. Yay! Alaskan girl here who just went fishing and now have about 40 sockeye filets in my freezer. Always looking for fun new things to do with them! Most patty recipes call for canned salmon so it's nice to see one with fresh fish. Definitely going to give this a try!

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  6. Yum!!! I yet again printed off another recipe! Once I receive your cookbook, I will have to see which print outs I can get rid of! :) Looking forward to trying. @Krista - I would think that you could do this on the grill, but you may want to use a grill pan in case it falls apart a little.

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    1. Yes, they are a bit delicate, but if you leave them in the fridge overnight before you cook them, they will be just fine.

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  7. That first photo sucked me right in, YUM!

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  8. I am totally sharing this recipe!

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  9. Ahhh theswe look so good! I have made salmon burgers a few times and find that they do really nicely served on potato patties as well :D These look heavenly though, loving the looks of the sriracha mayo too, mmm ^ ^

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  10. this looks absolutely delicious!!! i'm definitely going to try this.

    Julianne
    http://reallifesurreallife.blogspot.com

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  11. going to have to try this, looks so tasty

    mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

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  12. These salmon burgers are GORGEOUS, Gina! Love the sriracha mayo and avocado on top =)

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  13. Would these freeze well? If so, would you freeze them before or after cooking? Thanks. (Sorry if this is a duplicate post.)

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    1. I think so! I would freeze them raw, then cook them.

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  14. Those salmon burgers look delicious. I would love to win the grill pan for my son who has just started cooking .thanks for the chance to win. I love calphalon cookware.

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  15. Question:: Do you a cookbook available for purchase?

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    1. Yes! Look at the tab above that says cookbook, you can order it there!

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  16. Fresh salmon patties + avocado + sriracha looks and sounds delicious! These are going on the menu for this weekend. AND a great pan set give-away! Thanks!

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  17. Delicious and easy...thanks

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  18. Wondering if you could make these with canned salmon? I get wild canned salmon from Trader Joes. How many cans would you swap in for the one pound filet? Or just would you do 1 lb of the canned? Thanks!

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    1. It would be more like a salmon cake, but since I did not test it, I am not sure how well it will hold together. But, I do have a recipe for salmon cakes that you can use instead!!

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    2. Please, where is your salmon cake recipe using canned salmon? Can't find it in the Search box.

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  19. Looks so delicious and gorgeous photos!!!

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  20. Made this last night.... YUM! I didn't have peppers so I subbed diced onion and yellow squash - delicious!! Also, I didn't have time to put the patties in the fridge for an hour and they still turned out great! (I cooked them in them in a pan on the stove though, not the grill) Oh and I used your cucumber ranch dressing for the greens that was leftover from an earlier skinny taste dinner this week :-)

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  21. My husband and I were just talking about eating healthier.. eating more fish, eating less bread and then I spotted your yummy salmon cakes on arugala! I cannot wait to show him tonight.. heck I can't wait to make some!!

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  22. The ingredients state large egg, lightly beateng, but the directions state egg white. does it matter?

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    1. Whole egg, apologies I will fix that.

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  23. If I should use canned wild alaskan salmon, how much would you recommend?
    I had made The Barefoot Contessa's recipe which was fantasttic, but way too much work. But I did cook them all and flash freezed them. Then put them in a baggie and all I had to do was reheat in a pan. Yours sound lovely and would definitely make them.

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  24. Hello: Just checking: The ingredients say a lightly beaten egg, then the recipe refers to combining an egg white with soy sauce, etc. Please clarify. Thanks!

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    1. Whole egg, apologies I will fix that.

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  25. This looks delicious! I bet these come out super moist and flavorful because of the bell peppers. What a great idea to skip the bun still end up with something delicious. I'll be making these soon :)

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  26. I made these last night and they were BEYOND delicious!

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  27. I'm new to this cooking thing and perhaps this is a stupid question. i'm making it tonight for dinner. What do you mean "cut above a 4oz pc" like the fat between the skin and meat, or 4oz of the skin? please help.

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  28. very nice, i think i need these tonight...

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  29. Without the sriracha mayo, the burgers are very, very bland. I don't eat mayo so when I make them in the future, I will add some seasonings. My husband and daughter liked them with the sriracha.

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  30. It is the Sriracha that caught my attention, although we do love salmon, as my family recently discovered this fire-in-your-mouth condiment.

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  31. Never heard of Sriracha ... where can I get this???


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  32. Sriracha can be bought from Walmart or most supermarkets, usually found in the Asian section with other awesome things :) Or venture into your nearest Asian food store.
    This recipe looks like it would hot the spot for me, can't wait!

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  33. I can't find your salmon cake recipe using canned salmon either.

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  34. Can this be made using leftover cooked salmon filet instead of raw? Would love to try it and already have a ton of leftover salmon

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  35. i am definitely loving that sriracha mayo.. i cant get enough of sriracha at the moment! looks delicious!

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  36. Are the nutrition facts for just the burger? Or the burger plus the mayo and avocado?

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  37. for those of you who do not like mayo I used sour cream tonight instead...very good!

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  38. Are the nutrition facts just for the burger, or do they include the mayo, avocado and lettuce? Thanks!

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  39. These sound PERFECT! Sriracha mayo is one of my favorite things. :)

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  40. I made these last night and they were so yummy! It says to let them sit for an hour in the fridge, but I was in a rush so I maybe let them sit for 20 min and they held together just fine! Can't wait to make them again!

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  41. OMG! These were amazing! I used a cast iron grill pan and had no sticking problems. Had no avocado or arugula, but they were delish on a bed of lettuce (spring mix with romaine). The sriracha mayo was marvelous. They sell it at Walmart, but it's made with regular mayo. I use sriracha for other things, so it's more economical and less fat to mix at home with lite mayo. Thanks again Gina.

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  42. I was a little hesitant on 'wasting' good salmon into patties, but I decided to give it a try anyway and i'm SO glad I did! It was delicious, even my 1 year old loved it! I did have to add a couple tablespoons of regular whole wheat breadcrumbs to help with the moisture, but these were amazing. Definitely putting this into our regular meal rotation. Thanks Gina!

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  43. This was soooo good! Very filling and yummy. Didn't taste like "health or diet" food at all. I used spinach instead of arugula, personal preference. I love your recipes. Use your site multiple times a week.

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  44. Anything with Sriracha right in the title piques my interest. I will have to try this recipe. I grew up with salmon patties, my grandma made it from the can. I am not afraid to try it with some fresh salmon as it's always fun to try new things. Other fish may work as well! As long as it flakes nicely. I'll let you know how it turns out! Thank you, Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME

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  45. Noticed someone else asked the same thing I was wondering about the instruction to "cut 4oz piece". Do you mean the salmon meat or the skin. I didn't see a reply to this question.

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  46. I'm wondering what the nutrition stats would be for just the burger patty, minus the avocado, mayo and arugula?

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  47. My my goodness, gorgeous AND calphalone is just the best cookware ever

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  48. These salmon burgers look so delicious and healthy! I love salmon burgers and with your ingredients, they sound beyond delicious...they sound awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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