Salmon Burgers with Creamy Herb Aioli

Change up your burger game with this delicious recipe for fresh salmon burgers. Indulge in these mouthwatering salmon burgers crafted from fresh salmon, accompanied by a luscious herb aioli. Transform your routine healthy meals into effortless gourmet delights with this recipe.

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds salmon filet, skinless and pin bones removed, cut into 1-inch pieces.
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon mayonnaise olive oil mayonnaise can be used
1 small shallot about 2 tablespoons, minced
1 tablespoon capers drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt or Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne optional
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

For the Creamy Herb Aioli

1/3 cup mayonnaise Greek yogurt can be used
1 small garlic clove grated
Juice of half lemon
2 tablespoons capers, drained and roughly chopped
1 – 2 tablespoon chopped dill or basil
1 tablespoon chopped scallions
Salt and pepper to taste

Burger Fixings (choose your favorite)

4 burger buns or for a healthier option wrap in butter or bib lettuce leaves
Tomato slices
Red onion slices
Avocado slices

Instructions

To Make the Salmon Burger
Add the salmon, mustard, mayonnaise, shallot, capers, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper and pinch of cayenne (if using) into a food processor or blender.
Pulse until coarsely ground, scraping down the sides as needed. Don’t process too much. You want to keep some texture without turning the mixture into a smooth purée.
Transfer the salmon mixture to a mixing bowl then add the breadcrumbs and gently mix to combine.
Divide the salmon mixture into 4 patties of about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet or large plate. Cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes before cooking. While the salmon burgers chill, prepare the herb aioli.

To Make the Herb Aioli

In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, grated garlic, lemon juice, capers, dill and scallions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cook the Salmon Burgers

On the Grill
Heat the grill to medium-high heat (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit). Right before grilling, generously oil the grill grates. Reduce the heat to medium and grill the patties, covered for 4 minutes. Gently, flip the burgers and cook for about 3- 4 minutes or until the salmon burger’s internal temperature reaches between 125ºF and 130ºF (for medium rare). Remove from the grill.

On the Stovetop
Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a sauté pan and swirl the pan to coat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Gently, flip the burgers and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the salmon burger’s internal temperature reaches between 125ºF and 130ºF (for medium rare).

To Serve

Place the salmon burgers on the buns (you can also use lettuce leaves if preferred), top with the creamy aioli and your favorite toppings.

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